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SCI Resources Library News July 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)

AbleThrive - (Tips, advice, stories)

  • 26 July 2017
    • Unique modified vehicles
    • Quadriplegic clips his fingernails
    • Making minor changes to move forward
  • 19 July 2017
    • Paraplegic mountain biker strives to defy misconceptions
    • Quad mouthpainter helps raise awareness
  • 10 July 2017
    • Everyday parenting with a disability
  • 6 July 2017
    • Navigating the dating scene
    • Pursuing love and intimacy in a wheelchair
    • Caregiving: creating personal boundaries

Accord - (Spinal Cord Injuries Australia)

the Advocate (Spinal Life Australia Qld)

Australasian Spinal Cord Injury Network

Carers NSW

Disability Advocacy Network Australia (DANA) 

Disability Horizons

  • 13 July 2017
    • Disability and sport: how a little exercise can have a big impact
  • 10 July 2017
    • Top 5 accessible cities for wheelchair users
  • 3 July 2017
    • Disability and travel - 10 reasons to visit Glasgow 

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)

  • July 2017 Magazine
    • Could Uber's NYC fleet be 25 percent accessible by 2021?
    • and more......
  • 19 July Newsletter
    • Sam Schmidt, the former Indy car racer with C3-4-5 quadriplegia who recently raced Mario Andretti in adapted Corvettes has appeared on Jay Leno’s Garage.
    • Planes, Trains and Automobiles - NM breaks down the various modes of travel
    • Important, yet often overlooked, cancer screenings
    • Knocked up - real life family planning
  • 5 July 2017 Newsletter
    • Home modification tips and tricks
    • Iconic mobility tech improvements
    • Ogo hands free personal mobility device now taking orders 
    • 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.


Topic of the Month

This month take a look at all of the resources we have on getting active and recreation. Anything from fishing to yoga to boccia to jumping out of aeroplanes to accesssible shark diving tours in South Africa - something for everyone!   

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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