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SCI Resources Library News February 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 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)

  • 22 Feb 2017
    • Parenting
    • and more....
  • 15 Feb 2017
    • 4 tips for online dating with a disability
    • Treating your caregivers well
    • 4 tips for first dates as a wheelchair user
    • and more....
  • 8 Feb 2017
    • Travel tips for wheelchair users
    • Booking a flight
    • Choosing the right accessible hotel room
    • Booking an accessible cruise
  • 1 Feb 2017
    • a paraplegic's message of encouragement
    • Brothers with hereditary spastic paraplegia
    • Care management from a patient's view 

Australasian Spinal Cord Injury Network

Carers NSW

Disability Council NSW

Disability Horizons

  • 22 Feb 2017
    • Willow Bug - a new and innovative wheelchair clothing company for kids and teens.  
  • 16 Feb 2017
    • Disability and travel - ultimate travel tips
  • 13 Feb 2017
    • Top 5 mobility aids presented at Naidex 2017 - Europe’s largest event dedicated to the care, rehabilitation and lifestyle of people with disabilities or impairments - includes the Genny wheelchair powered by Segway, HANK exoskeleton, Equalizer 6000 multigym from Cyclone Mobility, Zinger wheelchair from Proactive Mobility LTD
  • 2 Feb 2017
    • Disability and sex: dealing with incontinence

Every Australian Counts

Facing Disabilty

  • Headlines and Videos February 2017
    • Breaking the Bad News: It's not what you say, it's what they hear. On-camera interviews of almost 100 people with spinal cord injuries and members of their families. 

Forward - Spinal Injuries Association (UK)

  • February 2017 (Table of contents)
    • Spinal cord lesions - Anterior (Front) Cord Syndrome, Posterior (Back) Cord Syndrome, Brown-Sequard Syndrome, Central Cord Syndrome
    • and more...

Link - This weeks What's news in Disability

NDIS website News

New Mobility

  • Biweekly newsletter 22 Feb 2017
    • Quickie ‘Attitude’ Transforms Manual Chairs into Handcycles or Power-Assist Chairs
    • Fitness App Designed for Wheelchair Users
    • How Hands-Free Technology Helped Me Romance My Wife
  • Biweekly newsletter 1 Feb 2017
    • Women's pleasure
    • 3 insights for getting the equipment you need
    • Scuba "drift diving" 

PDCN e-Bulletin

Spire - AQA Victoria 

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

New Books, Articles, Websites added to the SCIA 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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