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Resources Library News September 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

Epidural stimulation and locomotor training helps patients with spinal cord injury to walk
The study was conducted at the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research ....
Spinal Implants 'Very Promising' for Paralysis, WebMD. In the studies, separate teams of researchers produced similar results by surgically implanting an electrical stimulator in paraplegic patients below the ...
Implanted Electrodes Allow Paralyzed People to Walk - Smithsonian
WATCH: Spinal implants allow paralysed patients to walk - euronews

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)

  • 26 Sept 2018
    • Perspective on SCI and raising a newborn
    • An activist's perspective on living with a disability
    • Quadriplegic rides dune buggy in desert
  • 19 Sept 2018
    • Six ways to make cathing less of a pain
    • Flying with a disability - it pays to plan ahead
  • 12 Sept 2018
  • 5 Sept 2018
    • Tips from an accessible travel specialist
    • Watch accessible ziplining  

Australasian Spinal Cord Injury Network


Disability Horizons

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 Sept 2018
    • The GoBot Accessible Hoverboard - ever heard of an “accessible hoverboard”? We hadn’t either, until we saw this video of the GoBot – an entrant in Toyota’s $4-million #MyMobilityUnlimited Challenge.
    • How to be more environmentally aware as a chair user
    • Gear hacks: yard (garden) work adaptations
    • Staying positive in times of surgery
  • Biweekly Newsletter 4 Sept 2018
    • Women to watch: 5 under 40
    • Microadventures
    • The Pros of Probiotics 

Physical Disability Council NSW (PDCN)

PN (Paralyzed Veterans of America)

the Spin Magazine (Spinal Cord Injury BC)

  •  Fall 2018
    • Caregiver nightmares: managing your own carers - when things go wrong
    • New research from UCLA raises hopes that a wearable electronic stimulator could soon restore significant bladder function in many people with SCI
    • "Accessible" suggestions for using your local gym
    • Access & Allies: Rolling Gonzo In Europe (London, Paris, Barcelona) With C6 Quadriplegia – and Killing It
    • and more....... 

Wheel LoveReal life stories from two girls Sam & Chelsea living extraordinary lives with men who don’t let their wheelchairs define them.


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 in the Library

May 2019

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


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