Resources Library News June 2019


Featuring new developments and news about spinal cord injury and disability in magazines, newsletters and blogs and 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

NT police pull over man for going too fast in his manual wheelchair using a motorised attachment

Increased price limits for NDIS service providers

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)

  • 5 June 2019
    • Young peple with disability talk about dating and sex
    • Wardrobe tips for female wheelchair users - adaptive fashion


the Advocate (Spinal Life Australia Qld) 

  • Winter 2019
    • Try para ice hockey
    • Mapping accessibility in Townsville
    • Study into Virtual Reality helping with pain


Carers NSW


Christopher Reeve Foundation - News

  • The Reeve Foundation has launched a new campaign called See Us to challenge the stigmas associated with paralysis by collecting stories directly from community members on how they want to be seen beyond their injury or disability.   One storyteller leading the charge is campaign ambassador, Jessie Chin. Impacted by gun violence at a young age, Jessie pushed forward and turned every obstacle into an opportunity for growth and achievement.


Disability Horizons

  • Read all the latest news and updates from Disability Horizons. 
    • 8 highly rated accessible places to visit in the UK
    • How fashion and beauty brands can be more accessible
    • Top tips on employing your own personal assistant for care support
    • 10 disabled soap stars played by disabled actors and actresses 
    • Using writing as a way to free yourself from disability and increase disability awareness


Every Australian Counts


Facing Disabilty




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


NDIS News from


New Mobility (United Spinal Association, US)

  • Biweekly Newsletter 19 June 2019
    • Apple to Release ‘Voice Control’ on its Devices
    • Popular UTI Antibiotics and Tendon Rupture
    • Ali Stroker Makes History
    • Canadian Courts: Personal Care Attendants Must Fly Free
    • Political Volunteering With a Disability
  • New Mobility June 2019 issue
    • Read the magazine online or download the pdf
  • Biweekly Newsletter 4 June 2019
    • Online wellness study - If you’re a woman with an SCI and a high-speed internet connection, check out this 10-week online wellness study.
    • Crip generation gap
    • Hiking apps and articles
    • Affordable accessible travel to Germany and Austria


Physical Disability Council NSW (PDCN)


PN (Paralyzed Veterans of America)

  • June 2019
    • Visit Chicago
    • Visit Alaska
    • Read about the 5 finalists for Toyota's Mobility Unlimited Challenge


the Spin Magazine (Spinal Cord Injury BC)

  • Summer 2019
    • One device...many uses - new research from UCLA suggests a single, non-invasive neurostimulation system could be used in a variety of ways to improve many aspects of your life.  
    • Reality check: the buzz keeps growing about the potential of neurostimulation to restore function for people with SCI. Is the hype warranted? ICORD's Dr Tom Nightingale helps put it all into perspective.
    • Clear Vision: Dr Paul Clark has some excellent insight for people with SCI seeking to maximize their vision and eye health.
    • From mice to men: Research from the UK reveals a promising new strategy to promote nerve regeneration after SCI




Wheel LoveReal 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

If you are thinking about going on a holiday and need inspiration, the library collects travel stories from people who have been there, done that and come back to tell all about their experiences - both good and bad. 

New - Books, Articles, Websites, Blogs, Podcasts - added to the Resource 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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