Resources Library News November 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

8 Nov 2019: Over-the-skin electrical stimulation helps provide movement in quadriplegics, NeuroNews International. Researchers at The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research used new closed-loop neurostimulation methods and textile-based electrodes to facilitate individual finger movement and grasp force regulation in quadriplegia individuals....

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)


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



  • Nov 2019 Newsletter
    • Featuring information about a new documentary on HBO - Any One of Us - chronicling pro mountain biker Paul Basagoitia’s life-changing journey to recovery after sustaining a spinal cord injury.
    • Watch the Rollettes do their stuff on the dancefloor
    • Learn more about the FacingDisability "Voices of Experience" video series. 




Housing Hub




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


NDIS News from


New Mobility (United Spinal Association, US)

  • Biweekly newsletter 19 Nov 2019
    • Muscle Stim Made Easy - As electrical stimulation becomes increasingly common for its multitude of benefits — including reduced spasticity, muscle strengthening, pain relief and improved circulation ­— a company called PowerDot is disrupting the field with a consumer-friendly e-stim unit that can be controlled via your smartphone without needing an advanced degree in physiology. Seth McBride tries one out and finds it lives up to its advertising.
    • is a new searchable platform that makes it easy for people with spinal cord injuries who want to participate in clinical trials to find ones suited to their interests. The platform is a collaboration between SCI researchers and people living with SCI.
  • Biweekly newsletter 5 Nov 2019
    • 2019-2020 Annual Consumer Guide


ParaQuad NSW


Physical Disability Council NSW (PDCN)


Uncomfortable Revolution

  • News and articles for November 2019
    • Tilly Lockey Bionic Girl: For Tilly, the “disabled” label just doesn’t cut it. She sees her limb difference — like all other physical differences — as a superpower.


United Spinal Association (US)


Topic of the Month

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

  • Going on a holiday. Read other people's accounts of their adventures and get inspired. 

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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