Resources Library News April-May 2018


Featuring new developments and news about spinal cord injury, magazines and newsletters, interesting articles from academic journals and details of new resources that have recently been added to the library.

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News from the media and around the Internet

NZ Spinal Cord Injury Registry releases first report, 
Falls, sports, and vehicle accidents are the leading causes of traumatic injuries among the 161 people covered by the New Zealand Spinal Cord Injury ...

For more news visit SCIA's news pages, the SCIA Facebook page or if you would like to learn how to set up Google Alerts which are a great way to monitor what is going on in the world of disability and spinal cord injury contact the library and we'll show you how.

Magazines, Journals, Newsletters, Blogs

Click on the links to read the articles in full or to view the magazine table of contents. If you would like to read any of the articles that are featured from the magazine table of contents, let us know the details and we will send the article to you.

Abilities - Canadian Abilities Foundation

  • Issue 112 Spring 2018
    • Eat, Sleep, Travel.....Work. Read about Drew Cumpson - Hospitality and Disability Consultant - and visit his website.
    • How to make peace with medication
    • Seeing beyond PTSD
    • is redefining prosthetics as stylish as well as functional, designing impressively decorative covers for prosthetics. 

AbleThrive - (Tips, advice, stories)

  • 23 May 2018
    • Quadriplegic Father Adapts Wheelchair For Baby
    • Quadruple Amputee Teen Has Big Aspirations
    • Airplane Travel Tips and Tricks For Wheelchair Users
  • 16 May 2018
    • Five Tips For Dating with a Disability From a Dating Coach on Wheels
    • Tips For Planning An Accessible South African Safari
  • 9 May 2018
    • Paralysed Chef Opens Canada's First Accessible Food Truck
    • Accessibility Around the World
    • World's First Vent-Dependent Diver With MD
  • 2 May 2018
    • Paraplegic Photographer Makes Career Out Of Passion
    • Finding love after SCI
    • Tips For Talking to Kids About Disability
  • 25 April 2018
    • Fathering children after paralysis
    • Wheelchair user's bowling technique
    • Wheelchair user demonstrates how he de-planes independently
  • 18 April 2018
    • How disability gave woman a new future
    • How one mom promotes her son's independence
    • Wheelchair tennis
    • Dining at the Famous Myeongdong Gyoza Restaurant in Seoul
  • 11 April 2018
    • Paraplegic's weight loss - his secret - commitment
    • Story of a medical professional with a disability
    • Accessible travel guide for wheelchair users in Thailand
  • 4 April 2018
    • Women in wheelchair rugby
    • How paraplegic mum carries her baby to the car

Accord - (Spinal Cord Injuries Australia)

the Advocate (Spinal Life Australia Qld)

Assistive Technology Suppliers Australasia

Australasian Spinal Cord Injury Network

Carers NSW

Christopher Reeve Foundation - News

  • 16 May 2018
    • Coming to my senses - an award winning documentary about exercise therapy for SCI
    • Participate in Ask Nurse Linda - a weekly online session talking about topics related to SCI healthcare 
    • and more...
  • 2 May 2018
    • Building inclusive playgrounds
    • Safety tips for wheelchair users
    • The post-insult age by Alan Rucker
    • and more.... 

Disability Horizons

Every Australian Counts

Facing Disabilty - Bringing you the most highly shared and viewed posts on our social media channels and our blog.

Forward (Spinal Injuries Association UK)


Link - This weeks What's news in Disability and Monthly magazine

NDIS News from

New Mobility (United Spinal Association, US)

  • Biweekly newsletter 17 May 2018
    • Bar Work in a Wheelchair
    • The Far Side of Tomorrow – Part Six - After being dealt a six-month sentence to deal with a stage IV pressure sore, Tim Gilmer is finally starting to emerge on the far side of flap surgery.
    • Reframed: Quad Hands
    • Gear Hacks: Modifying for All-Purpose Wheeling
  • Biweekly newsletter 1 May 2018
    • Exploring Yellowstone and Grand Teton
    • #MyMobilityUnlimited Seeks Wheelchair Users’ Ideas for Technological Innovation
    • Innovations: Portable Power Chairs
    • All Access Sailing
    • Three Step Plan for Happy Accessible Cooking
  • Biweekly newsletter 19 April 2018
    • Airbnb Adds Detailed Accessibility Filters to Search Engine
    • Take a Look at This Heart – Official Trailer
    • Finding My Patient Advocate
    • Tech Jobs are the Future
    • What’s New in Accessible Vehicles for 2018
  • Biweekly newsletter 3 April 2018
    • The future's smartchairs are here
    • Study Finds Epidural Stimulation can Treat Low Blood Pressure
    • Making Sense of Your Metabolism and Making the Most of Your Body 

Physical Disability Council NSW (PDCN)

Spire - AQA Victoria

United Spinal Association (USA)

Articles of interest from Academic journals


Topic of the Month

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New Books, Articles, Websites added to the Resources Library

To borrow any of the books listed please contact the library or ph 1800 819 775. To see what else has been recently added to the library, click on Lists on the black bar on the home page of the library. 

About the Resources Library

SCIA's Resources Library provides a comprehensive collection of resources relating to spinal cord injury and disability - you can search or browse by subject to all of the material in the library. Discover new resources, forums, websites, blogs and places that you can visit to share your experiences and learn from others. We are always on the lookout for new material to be added to the collection so if you come across something that you think the library should have please let us know. 

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