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Resources Library News October 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. 

Ability Technology

AbleThrive - (Tips, advice, stories)

  • 24 Oct 2018
    • 4 tips for first dates in a wheelchair
    • Positive body campaign features woman in wheelchair
  • 17 Oct 2018
    • Advice when someone stares at your wheelchair
    • Why quality caregivers are hard to find
    • Advice to parents of kids with disbilities
  • 10 Oct 2018
    • How the deep blue is more accessible than ever
    • A Nu You maximising life with a disability
    • Returning to school after SCI 

Australasian Spinal Cord Injury Network

Carers NSW

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 17 Oct 2018
    • Ian Mackay: The Trail King
    • Driven to invent: Alex Ghenis talks with the inventors of the BIGPAW footplate, the Derrington Toilet and the Attracmount cell phone holder about what it took to go from idea into functional product.
    • Collector cars: From a cherry red 1968 Ford Mustang, to a gleaming white 2008 Chevy Corvette, a 1985 “Hel Camino” and everything in between, wheelers across the county are adapting the car of their dreams to meet their needs. Check out a few of our favorites.
  • Biweekly newsletter 2 Oct 2018
    • Coming Home: Surviving Modern Rehab
    • Combining Epistim and Activity-Based Therapy Holds Promise for Walking
    • Where to Turn When Wounds Won’t Heal

Spire - AQA Victoria

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     

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

  • April 2019
  • March 2019
  • To see what else has been added to the Library, see Lists on the black bar above.

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
  • Life after spinal cord injury from Ripple Productions
  • Mad Spaz Club (where all the cool wheelchair people hang out!)
  • Personal stories collection from the SCIA Resources Library
  • SCIA Facebook page
  • (Sex, Intimacy and SCI forum)
  • SPINALpedia (A social mentoring and video network for the sci community)
  • Spire (AQA Victoria) - peer facilitated supports and resources
  • SCIA's What Next? video series on You Tube (Wheelchair skills, driving, assistance dogs, cooking, home automation and more....)
  • Travel stories - the SCIA 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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