In sum, community integration encompasses two basics of life: where one lives and what one does within the social-physical context of living.
In fact, as stated above, the "where one lives" component of community integration is a defining characteristic.
In this article, recent literature on several aspects of community integration of individuals with SCI will be discussed, adhering to the four-part concept of community integration defined above: where one lives, vocational/ economic roles, engagement in social networks, and involvement in activities in the home and com-munity.
Where One Lives. Recently published data from the National SCI Model Systems database (Dijkers, Abela, Gans, & Gordon, 1995) indicate that, following initial rehabilitation, most individuals with SCI (92 percent) are discharged to private residences in the community.