Resources Library News June 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

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.

AbleThrive - (Tips, advice, stories)

  • 27 June 2018
    • Five wheelchair accessible things to do in Melbourne
    • Misconceptions about sex and relationships with a disability
    • Five extreme adaptive activities 
  • 20 June 2018
    • Cardio and Arm Exercises for Wheelchair users
    • Tips For Long Flights For Wheelchair Users
    • Home modification - Modifying Living Spaces and Entrances
  • 12 June 2018
    • Four lessons learned from dating a wheelchair user
    • Going on a cruise as a wheelchair user - tips
  • 6 June 2018
    • Tips for Parents of Children with Erb's Palsy - honesty is the key
    • Quadriplegic Becomes Licensed Pilot
  • 1 June 2018
    • Three tips for travelling as a person with a disability
    • Sex after SCI yes it is possible
    • Feelings of Hopelessness Lead Quadriplegic to Cherish Life in the Present - live the life you have! 

Australasian Spinal Cord Injury Network

Carers NSW

Every Australian Counts

Facing Disabilty

  • June 2018 Newsletter 
    • Trending: This Heartwarming Love Story from the Mother of a Newborn About Her Husband with Quadriplegia is a Must-Read
    • Video: Wheelchair Travels to the Next Level - This hydro-powered jet pack made specially for wheelchair use almost broke our Facebook page! We asked our followers if they would consider trying it. They answered with a resounding "YES!" 

Forward (Spinal Injuries Association UK)

  • June 2018
    • The effects of ageing with an SCI for walkers
    • The positive impact of assistance dogs
    • Home modifications - some key considerations
    • Staying active


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

NDIS News from

New Mobility (United Spinal Association, US)

  • June 2018 monthly magazine
    • Photo Collection Seeks to Offer More Authentic Disability Representation to Media Outlets
    • Heterotopic Ossification
  • Biweekly newsletter 21 June 2018
    • XboxLaunches Adaptive Gaming Controller
    • Journey to the Far Side of Tomorrow — Reclaiming Lost Ground - healing from a pressure injury
    • Six Tips for Long Haul Road Trips as a Chair User
  • Biweekly newsletter 5 June 2018
    • Lonely Planet Releases Accessible Travel Phrasebook
    • New Products Unveiled at the International Seating Symposium

PN (Paralyzed Veterans of America)

  • June 2018
    • There's a wealth of accessible attractions to visit in Kentucky

the Spin Magazine (Spinal Cord Injury BC)

  •  Summer 2018
    • A gripping tale of strength - read about Reggie Edgerton's experimental therapy involving non invasive spinal stimulation to enable hand function
    • Voice activated smart homes
    • Managing your own personal care 
    • SCIRE Community makes SCI information previously intended for clinicians and researchers available to people with SCI by writing in everyday language.

Spire - AQA Victoria

  • NewsLink June 2018

United Spinal Association (USA)

Topic of the Month

Click on the link to read resources the library has gathered on all things to do with Parenting.    

  • Thinking about starting a family? The Resources Library has some great resources and strories on what is involved in becoming a parent. Click on the parenting link to get started. 

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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  • and lots more.... 

What's new this Month in the Library

July 2019

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


Resources Library Newsletter


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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