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Resources Library News December 2017


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

Keela Cup Menstrual Cup Works Like A Tampon To Make It Easier To Use, Bustle, Keela Cup menstrual cup works like a tampon to make it easier to use, and its innovative design is changing the game for period products — especially for people with disabilities. “I hope that Keela can expand access to [menstrual] cup use for more people,” Jane Hartman Adamé, the creator of Keela ...

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

AbleThrive - (Tips, advice, stories)

  • 21 Dec 2017 - Travel highlights
    • Holidaying and scuba diving in Bali
    • Traveling with company
    • Accessible transportation in Copenhagen
  • 13 Dec 2017
    • Opening a bottle of wine without moving your fingers
    • Relax with mindfulness meditation
    • The road to acceptance
  • 7 Dec 2017
    • Paraplegic skydiver returns in a wingsuit
    • Living an active lifestyle post-injury
    • Quadriplegic's workout routine
    • Quadriplegic artist helps others gain independence 
  • 30 Nov 2017 - Parenting highlights 
    • First day at school - leave your anxieties at the drop-off
    • Normality - the fallacy of family life 

the Advocate (Spinal Life Australia Qld)

Australasian Spinal Cord Injury Network


Disability Horizons

  • 11 Dec 2017
    • Disability discrimination: is it happening to you?
  • 4 Dec 2017
    • How you can help change the lives of disabled people in developing countries 

Every Australian Counts

Facing Disabilty

Forward (Spinal Injuries Association UK)

  • No 142 Dec 2017
    • Visiting San Sebastian
    • Moving out of the family home to independence - Sarah shares her experience and advice.
    • and more...


Global Gazette Disability 

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

NDIS News from

New Mobility (United Spinal Association, US)

  • Biweekly newsletter 15 Dec 2017
    • Accomable acquired by Airbnb
    • SCI and diabetes: ways to improve your odds
    • Mik Scarlet saves the day - Actor, synth-pop rocker, disability activist, journalist, TV presenter — Britain’s Mik Scarlet can be called a lot of things, perhaps the most colorful of which is “Billy Idol on Wheels.” 
  • Biweekly newsletter 5 Dec 2017
    • Flying the unfriendly skies 
    • Film review: Kills on Wheels
    • Open Sesame: A New App Allows Android Control with Head Movement
    • Working full time - 5 wheelers tell us how they do it 

PN (Paralyzed Veterans of America)

the Spin Magazine (Spinal Cord Injury BC)

  • Dec 2017
    • Prescription for fitness - new exercise guidelines for people with SCI take the guesswork out of creating a personalised stay-in-shape program
    • Therapeutic martial arts programs
    • Why number Two is priority 1 - 3 year study on bowel care and its relationship to autonomic dysreflexia and quality of life

Spire - AQA Victoria

Sports N Spokes - PVA 

  • Vol 43 No 6 Nov 2017
    • 17 year old Owen Anketell spent the summer promoting adaptive sports as the first person to handcycle from Maine to Key West, Fla. 

Wheel Love - Real life stories from two girls Sam & Chelsea living extraordinary lives with men who don’t let their wheelchairs define them.


Articles of interest from Academic journals

Topic of the Month

Get up to date on your autonomic dysreflexia knowledge

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. 

Library contacts and further assistance

If you have had a good look around the library and the Resources pages on our website and can’t find the information you are looking for, our staff are very happy to help you. We can be contacted on email or give us a call on 1800 819 775.

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What's new this Month in the Library

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  • To see what else has been added to the Library, see Lists on the black bar above.


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