Resources Library News December 2019


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

For 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. 


the Advocate (Spinal Life Australia Qld)


Carers NSW


Centre for Universal Design Australia (CUDA)


Disability Horizons


Disability Services Consulting

  • Subscribe to the DSC newsletter to keep up to date on all things NDIS


Every Australian Counts


Facing Disabilty

  • SCI Highlights for December 2019
    • DISABILITY IN VOGUE? By Ben Mattlin
    • New way to search for clinical trials
    • Voices of experience - living with spinal cord injury





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


NDIS News from


New Mobility (United Spinal Association, US)

  • Biweekly newsletter 19 Dec 2019
    • Guinness World Record for Most Power Wheelchair Spins in One Minute - There are a lot of things to love about this video of an Australian power chair user whipping through 120 spins in a single minute.
    • How to Compare (and NOT Compare) Your SCI to Others
    • Reclaiming Your Fashion Sense
    • Possible Side Effects of Long-Term Spinal Cord Injury
  • Biweekly newsletter 3 Dec 2019
    • Getting a good night sleep
    • The Half-Roll: Advice on How Not to Go Kayaking


the Spin Magazine (Spinal Cord Injury, BC)

  • Winter (Dec) 2019
    • Is Lidocaine part of your bowel program? New findings from ICORD researchers strongly suggest it's probably doing more harm than good.
    • Destination: Desolation Sound, Vancouver. Read about the adventures of a couple - both with SCI on their 19 foot pocket yacht.
    • Nerve transfer surgury
    • New and improved Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults with SCI. 




Spire - AQA Victoria


Summer Foundation - aiming to resolve the issue of young people living in nursing homes 




Topic of the Month

Click on the link to read resources the library has gathered on all things to do with adaptive fashion - interesting articles and links to designers.    

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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Share your experiences and learn from others in...

  • AbleThrive (Content curated from all around the world)
  • CareCure Community Forum
  • Facing Disability (More than 1,000 videos of family members answering real-life questions about how they cope with a spinal cord injury).
  • Inspired - Spinal Cord Injury Support Community
  • Personal stories collection from the SCIA Resource Library
  • SCIA Facebook page
  • SCIA Forum 
  • SPINALpedia (A social mentoring and video network for the sci community)
  • Travel stories - the SCIA Resource Library collects travel stories - read about other people's adventures and get inspired
  • Youcan: You can do anything. A global collaborative community for and by people with disabilities. Read other people's personal stories, add your own or shop for products.

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