ACL Webinar: Living Well with Spinal Cord Injury

Event Start Date: August 19, 2020 - 7:00 PM EDT
Event End Date: August 19, 2020 - 8:00 PM EDT

Register to attend the webinar on Wednesday, August 19, at 3 p.m. ET.

ACL’s National Paralysis Resource Center (managed by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation) hosts a free webinar on August 19 at 3:00 p.m. ET: Living Well with Dr. John–Adjustment through the lifespan.

Dr. John will focus on practical tips during the adjustment phases that most individuals with spinal cord injuries encounter at some point (or continuously) throughout their lives post-injury. Dr. John will provide basic concepts, potential trigger reactions, as well as some practical coping strategies. More specifically, topics such as stress, crisis, loss, self-concept, unpredictability, and quality of life will be covered in the webinar. 

Dr. Jyh-Hann (John) Chang is a Clinical Neuropsychologist and is Board-Certified in Rehabilitation Psychology. In addition to having his own private practice, Dr. Chang is a Professor of Psychology at East Stroudsburg University and a consulting psychologist for both Lehigh Valley Health Network Pocono Medical Center and Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital. A national speaker and author of several articles, Dr. Chang, has also been featured in numerous publications. He created The Compassion of Others’ Lives Scale, which was replicated internationally and has been translated to Spanish, Turkish, and, most recently, Chinese. At the age of 19, Dr. Chang sustained a surfing accident that rendered him a tetraplegic. He is a recipient of multiple National Science Foundation grants, Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation’s Quality of Life grant, and an American Psychological Association’s CEMRRAT (Center for Ethnic Minority Recruitment and Retention Task Force) grant. 

Register for the webinar. Live captioning will be available.

ACL funds the Paralysis Resource Center to provide comprehensive information for people living with spinal cord injury, paralysis and mobility-related disabilities and their support networks. Resources include information and referral by phone and email in multiple languages including Spanish; a peer and family support mentoring program; a military and veterans program; multicultural outreach services; quality of life grants; and a national website.