Resources Library News July 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

Surgeons restore arm function in paralysed patients Australian Hospital + Healthcare Bulletin (press release), The young adults with tetraplegia are now able to feed themselves, hold a drink, brush their teeth and write as a result of a novel surgical technique ...Surgeons restore arm function in paralysed patients,

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

  • Summer 2019
    • An introvert's guide to surviving networking events
    • In defense of inspiration porn


AbleThrive - (Tips, advice, stories)

  • Able Connect Monthly July 2019
    • Woman with spina bifida one step closer to black belt
    • Powered beach wheelchair on Miami Beach
    • Father uses power wheelchair to teach daughter how to walk


Accord - (Spinal Cord Injuries Australia) 

  • Winter 2019
    • Medicinal cannabis in Australia - the state of play for people with spinal cord injury
    • Going scuba diving


Assistive Technology Suppliers Australia (ATSA)


Carers NSW


Disability Horizons

  • Read the latest news from Disability Horizons
    • How AccessAble takes the chance out of going out
    • Disabled dating: how to deal with rejections and stay positive while dating
    • and lots more.....


Disability Services Consulting

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


Every Australian Counts


Facing Disabilty

  • July 2019 Newsletter
    • Voices of Experience (new 10 part video series). An advance look at the first two videos in the series.


Forward (Spinal Injuries Association UK)

  • August 2019
    • Ageing - its all in the planning
    • How SCI disturbs the body's internal clock
    • Virtual reality therapy
  • June 2019
    • Innovative wheelchair design
    • Wonders of Myanmar






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




NDIS News from


New Mobility (United Spinal Association, US)


ParaQuad NSW

  • ParaQuad News Winter 2019
    • Experience the Trailrider wheelchair through NSW National Parks
    • Exploring New Zealand with MakingTrax
    • Using virtual reality with SCI rehabilitation
    • Wheelie friendly gyms and pools in Sydney
    • Not alone - mental health and self care after SCI


Physical Disability Council NSW (PDCN)




Spire - AQA Victoria


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


Touching Base



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. 

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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