Active Rehabilitation for PwDs
Active Rehabilitation (AR) is grassroots transfer of practical life and social skills from experienced, active wheelchair users to newly disabled and/or less empowered wheelchair users in their communities. AR results in improved quality of life through promotion of health, self-confidence, mobility, rights and independence. AR is especially needed in those countries where people with SCI have limited access to rehabilitation as well as education or vocational training after the injury. There is a predictable relationship between the level of injury and the expected functional outcomes in SCI. Typical degree of independence expected for each level of SCI can be specified for large groups of individuals. Any general expectations must be individualized based of the unique characteristics of the case.