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SCI Resources Library News August 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

Disability Vehicle Sharing Revs Up in South Australia
Pro Bono Australia
“With all the changes happening around the NDIS a lot of service providers aren't sure what their transport needs are likely to be in the immediate ...

'We are a market... If business recognises the value of a billion people then society will'
An Irish woman is leading the first global campaign for businesses to include those with disabilities – beginning with a 1,000km trek across Colombia.

Accomable creates vacation-rental market for people with disabilities
San Francisco Chronicle
“Here I am with all these resources,” said Ghenis, 29, who has used a wheelchair since a spinal-cord injury 13 years ago. “When I travel, it would be ...


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)

  • 30 August 2017
    • Quadriplegic Uses Spoon and Fork - Meg demonstrates how she eats a variety of foods
    • Flushing a Supra Pubic Catheter - Chris demonstrates proper catheter maintenance
    • Australia's First Wheelchair Model - Hallam is bringing more diversity into modeling 
  • 23 August 2017
    • Paralympian skis across the South Pole for cancer research
    • Wheelchair Boarding Down a Hill and Off a Curb - Erik shows you how he skateboards in his wheelchair
    • Enjoying Activities Again Post Injury - Proof that you can lead an active lifestyle
  • 16 August 2017 - Parenting highlights
    • Improvisation: a necessity for parenting with a disability
    • Parenting with a spinal cord injury: we'll do just fine
    • 4 tips for handling your child's meltdown
    • Don't go easy on my kid with a disability
  • 9 August 2017 - Relationship and caregiving highlights
    • Vulnerability and intimacy
    • 6 Dating tips for people with disabilities
    • Caregiving and feelings of unfairness
    • Best advice on intimacy after SCI
  • 3 August 2017 - Travel highlights
    • Accessible attractions in Kanazawa, Japan
    • Accessible and not so accessible features of paris
    • Accessible travels in New Zealand 

the Advocate (Spinal Life Australia Qld)

Australasian Spinal Cord Injury Network

Carers NSW

Disability Advocacy Network Australia (DANA) 

Disability Council of NSW

Disability Horizons

Every Australian Counts

Facing Disabilty


Forward (Spinal Injuries Association UK)

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

NDIS News from

New Mobility (United Spinal Association, US)

PN (Paralyzed Veterans of America) 

  • August 2017
    • Thinking and moving: The first recipient of implanted brain-recording and muscle-stimulating systems reanimates a limb that had been stilled for eight years.
    • Come and play on a fully accessible golf course in Tacoma, Washington
  • July 2017
    • Accessible Austria
    • Visit Cincinnati

Spire - AQA Victoria

  • August 2017
    • Do It Differently! Adventurer and disability advocate, David Jacka, is driven by his ambition to “challenge the limits of disability and raise expectations of what people with a disability can achieve”. In this blog, Dave shares with us how to ‘Do It Differently!’ can solve the problems that stop us from achieving our goals.
    • and more.....

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

Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA)

 Topic of the Month

Click on the link to see all the resources the library has gathered on all things to do with clothing and fashion.   

New Books, Articles, Websites added to the SCI 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 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 the 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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