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SCI Resources Library News April 2017


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 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.

Abilities ((Canadian Abilities Foundation)

  • Issue 108, Spring 2017
    • Hidden costs of disability
    • Therapeutic horse riding
    • The "inspiration" problem - good or bad word?


AbleThrive - (Tips, advice, stories)

  • 26 April 2017
    • Why Family caregiving matters
    • Dating with a disability
    • Exercise options for caregivers
  • 19 April 2017
    • Questions to ask when travelling with a disability
    • Exploring accessible camping
    • Accessible accommodations around the world 
  • 12 April 2017 - Adaptive tips and tricks 
    • Sign a receipt without finger mobility
    • Quadriplegic chair to bed transfer
    • Take a tour of an adaptive van
  • 5 April 2017 - Keeping active with Exercise, Sport and Recreation
    • Wheelchair floorball hockey
    • Independent leg stretches
    • Mouthsticks: for more than just typing 

Australasian Spinal Cord Injury Network

Carers NSW

Disability Council NSW

Disability Horizons

  • 24 April 2017
    • How to live the life you want and be a kick-ass disabled person
  • 13 April 2017
    • Disability Horizons reader and self-confessed YouTube video junkie, Emma Purcell, shares her top 10 awesome disability-related videos.
  • 10 April 2017
    • Disability and travel: combining a new travel wheelchair with power and the Free Wheel.
  • 6 April 2017
    • Top ten things to consider when renting an accessible vehicle
    • Disability and travel: holidaying in accessible Spain
  • 3 April 2017
    • Disability and travel: rehabilitation in accessible Tenerife

Every Australian Counts

Facing Disabilty

  • April 2017
    • Check out the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, the new home of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. The state-of the-art facility is a rehabilitation hospital like no other – integrating science and care to bring faster patient recoveries.
    • Featured video: "There is no internal clock in the body” that predicts when movement and function will return
    • Featured video: What are the typical stages of adjustment after spinal cord injury.

Forward (Spinal Injuries Association UK)

i-Contact (Disability Council NSW)

Link - This weeks What's news in Disability and the monthly Link Magazine

NDIS News from

New Mobility

  • 19 April 2017 Newsletter
    • Epidural Stimulation Trial Enables Movement and Stepping
    • Stair-Climbing Wheelchair Lights Up the Internet
    • Glassouse Turns Your Head into a Computer Mouse
    • More on Managing Neuropathic Pain
  • 3 April 2017 Newsletter
    • Great American getaways
    • The truth about ageing
    • Alleviating the health risks of chronic inflammation

Physical Disability Council NSW (PDCN)

Spire - NewsLink (from AQA Victoria)

11. Wheel Love

New Books, Articles, Websites added to the SCI Resources Library

To borrow any of the books listed please contact the library on or ph 02 9661 8855 or 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. 

SCIA SCI Resources Library

SCIA's SCI 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 our SCI 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
  • 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)
  • SpinalHub tv (A growing collection of videos from members of
  • 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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