The PEI Council of People with Disabilities offers a Designated Parking Permit program for $21 per year or $30 for temporary permits, provided the required forms are completed.
Drive-Ability: Driving rehabilitation services
Karla Crawford is an occupational therapist with a Masters degree in Driving Rehabilitation Therapy. She offers assessments to help determine your ability to return to driving after illness or injury, as well as rehabilitation services to guide you through the process. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 902-626-7591.
Refilling your gas tank can be a pain as a driver with mobility challenges. It can be difficult to get the attention of employees that may be too busy to assist you. That’s why Shell has created an app for patrons with disabilities to help make that process smoother and faster. The fuelService app allows patrons to search for a nearby location and find a station that is available to help them refuel. The app then lets the station know when the patron has arrived, and provides the patron with an estimated wait time, after which the designated employee will exit the store to assist them.
Donna’s Transport takes seniors and people with intellectual and physical disabilities to medical appointments in Summerside and Charlottetown. Hours of operation are from 7:00am-4pm Monday-Friday. Call 902-436-3394 for service.
United Summerside Taxi (Wheelchair accessible taxi available)
Summerside taxi company which is located at 15 Spring Street. Call (902) 436-4232.
Provides a transportation service for the mobility challenged with competitive rates, flexible hours, as well as professional drivers who are CPR and First Aid qualified, and lift-equipped vans. Located in Queens County, operating 365 days/year from 7AM – 11PM. Call (902) 894-3339 to access the service.
Careers & Education
Career Counselling at PEICOD
The PEI Council of People with Disabilities offers a cost-free career counselling service for individuals with disabilities to assess their skills, passions, and career values. If you are unable to return to your work in your field after spinal cord injury, you may want to seek out one of their employment counsellors who can help you find the right fit and explore a new path.
The Disability Support Program has expanded and is now called AccessAbility Supports. New supports provides a better and more helpful level of assistance to Islanders living with disabilities.
You can call 902-620-3777 to start the application process where you will be assigned a community support worker. Your support worker can provide assistance with employment including coaching, skills training, and more. They will help you access supports and resources depending on the challenges you’re facing.
Financial assistance for home renovation and personal transportation are available through this program for those who need it.
Support policies fully explained.
Fitness & Recreation
PEI’s world-famous beaches are accessible now! Check out this link for details.
The Access2 Entertainment Card provides people with disabilities with either free admission or a significant discount for their support person at over 500 participating venues across Canada. You can apply on their website above.
ICORD is a world-leading health research centre located in Vancouver, BC that specializes in spinal cord injury. They have compiled a list of resources to help those with SCIs overcome barriers to exercise.
ParaSport PEI offers equipment loans, sport & recreation membership funding, athletics programs such as wheelchair basketball and sledge hockey, and more.
Wheelchair Jimmy (Wheelchair Accessible Travel & Leisure)
An information resource to help you plan wheelchair-accessible trips, with hotels, restaurants, attractions and services rated for accessibility.
Information & Resources
SCI PEI YouTube playlist: Adjusting to Your Injury
Check out our curated playlist of helpful demonstrative and discussion videos on topics ranging from parenting to crossing obstacles to managing chronic pain.
Spinal Cord Injury Research Evidence
Whether you are a clinician, scientist, student, or a person living with a spinal cord injury (SCI), SCIRE Professional is an invaluable resource for current and credible information.
American Spinal Injury Association
ASIA offers webinars, contests, and cutting-edge research for the SCI community. This is an excellent resource if you would like more information on your injury, the rehabilitation process, and exciting new treatments.
Spasticity can control the life of a person with an SCI. The SCIRE Community provides us with valuable information on what we can expect.
Colleagues at the University of Victoria have a fascinating project to make photography more accessible. Be sure to check them out.
The new quarterly edition of the Spin magazine for Summer 2021 is available online now, this magazine is specifically local to British Columbia but much of it is still relevant to the SCI community nationwide. The magazines current edition produces content that takes a look into power assist devices, the adaptive exercise equipment available as well as neuromodulation research.
Wives and Girlfriends of Spinal Cord Injury
WAGS of SCI is a network of women caring for partners with spinal cord injuries. They are committed to outreach within their communities and creating a support system for the unique challenges associated with inter-abled relationships. WAGS hosts events and meet-ups, support groups, podcasts and online fitness programs. They have a wide range of resources available as well as insightful blog content. You can support and fund WAGS of SCI by purchasing their merchandise.
This is a webinar for professionals that was given on June 26, 2020 for members of the American Spinal Injury Association. In it Dr. Alexander describes important points to consider about sexuality for people with SCI/D. The purpose of the Sustain Our Abilities Channel is to provide an online
Follow interabled Nova Scotian couple Kev and Dee as they travel the world dealing with accessibility issues. See their latest videos here!
Cerebral palsy help for parents and caregivers
Raising and caring for a child with cerebral palsy requires time, effort, empathy, and patience. Here is some information that can help make you a successful cerebral palsy caregiver.
Looking at how weight gain affects people with disabilities, what factors contribute to their weight gain, and how it can be managed.