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SCI Resources Library News March 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

Plug and Play exoskeleton:

3d printed wheelchair:

Spinal implants:

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.

1. AbleThrive - (Tips, advice, stories)

  • 29 March 2017
    • Pregnancy and childbirth with a disability - a poem
    • Quadriplegic dad plays cards with his daughter 
  • 22 March 2017
    • Love and relationships after SCI
    • Love in the face of barriers
    • Ability to be a life partner
  • 15 March 2017
    • Riding Amtrak in a wheelchair
    • Go scuba diving
    • Handling a flat wheelchair tyre
  • 8 March 2017
    • video practical tips - exercising your chest and lungs with a balloon
    • video practical tips - how a quadriplegic chops food

2. the Advocate (Spinal Life Australia, Qld)

3. Australasian Spinal Cord Injury Network

4. Carers NSW

5. Disability Horizons

  • 30 March 2017
    • Disability and sex - being open about your sexual needs
  • 23 March 2017
    • Disability and travel: accessing the Glacier Skywalk in Canada
  • 9 March 2017
    • Top tips for travelling in a wheelchair
  • 2 March 2017
    • Top 10 accessible outdoor routes across the UK

6. Every Australian Counts

7. Facing Disabilty

  • March 2017
    • Women and sex after SCI
    • + Sex and Fertility information for men and women

8. Link - This weeks What's news in Disability and Link Magazine

9. NDIS website News

10. New Mobility

  • New Mobility monthly magazine March 2017
  • 16 March 2017 Newsletter
    • Hazards of dating when you use a wheelchair
    • Check out the quad friendly shoes
    • Adaptive CrossFit: How to Get Into the ‘Box’
    • Meet Wheelchair Man, the brainchild of Afghanistan-born Boston resident Mohammad Sayed who is bringing his story of “wheel life” heroism to the pages of a brand new comic series in hopes of empowering children with disabilities.
  • 2 March 2017 Newsletter
    • Clothing and fashion - adaptive clothing meets high fashion 
    • Wishing Your Nondisabled Friends Would Stop Sending you Videos of Expensive, Impractical and Unavailable Devices?
    • Love Seeing Expensive, Impractical and Unavailable Devices that Potentially Increase Independence, Access and Inclusion? 
    • Pain ‘Cocktails’: Finding What Works
    • Cushion Options for Severely Compromised Skin 

the Spin (Spinal Cord Injury BC, Canada)

  • March 2017
    • the modern face of SCI
    • retooling the shoe
    • adaptive surfing
    • liquid skin for pressure injuries
    • Being transgender 

11. Wheel Love

12. Women with Disabilities Australia

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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