Resources Library News January 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

Nerve discovery offers hope to patients suffering major spinal cord injuries, ABC Online 31 Jan 2018. 

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.

AbleThrive - (Tips, advice, stories)

  • 31 Jan 2018
    • Whitney revisits the day she received her life-changing baclofen pump
    • Transfer Into and Out of a Jeep: A helpful guide for paraplegics 
  • 24 Jan 2018
    • Quadriplegic races motocross
    • Dancing after SCI
  • 17 Jan 2018
    • How SCI Affects Parenting - Firsthand experience from a quadriplegic parent
    • How Therapy Has Impacted a Son's Recovery - Nolan and the Frazier Institute make a great team!
  • 10 Jan 2018
    • Sustaining a relationship after SCI
    • Rediscovering sexuality after paralysis  

Australasian Spinal Cord Injury Network

Carers NSW

Disability Horizons

  • 22 Jan 2018
    • Interview with an accessible property developer Matthew Newbury
    • 5 health benefits of adjustable beds 
  • 18 Jan 2018
    • Naidex 2018: top 5 mobility aids
    • Do you identify with the label 'disabled'?

Every Australian Counts


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

NDIS News from

New Mobility (United Spinal Association, US)

  • Monthly magazine January 2018
    • Leaning into the Ogo
    • Alex Elegudin and Yannick Benjamin are New Mobilities people of the year. Read about their very successful organisation - Wheeling Forward which is an invaluable resource for the thousands of New Yorkers with SCI. It has provided over 350 wheelchairs, transitioned approximately 75 people out of nursing homes, given away college scholarships, helped people find their first post-injury jobs, hosted dozens of adaptive sporting events around the city, and organized urban outings to cultural and sporting events.
    • Having a family - the adoption option
    • and lots more..... 
  • Biweekly Newsletter – 3 January 2018
    • Leaning into the Ogo
    • Stem cell reality check
  • Monthly magazine Dec 2017
    • Meet British media personality Mik Scarlet
    • Review: Kills on wheels’ - A 2016 Hungarian film about three wheelchair-using hitmen. Seth McBride tells us why it’s worth watching. 
    • and lots more..... 

United Spinal Association (US)

  • United Spinal Newsletter Jan 2018
    • In the first-ever United Spinal video roundtable discussion, five staff members - all wheelchair users - discuss the ins and outs of accessible air travel.

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

 Topic of the Month

Get up to date on your skin and pressure injury 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

July 2019

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


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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
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