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SCI Resources Library News November 2016


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)

  • 30 Nov 2016
    • Accessible travel - Tips, South African safari, Coastal walks in Britain, visiting Slovakia.
  • 23 Nov 2016
    • Mouthpainter creates art from within
    • One handed typist goes to coding boot camp
    • Tie your shoelaces with one hand
    • Use an adapted grocery cart
  • 16 Nov 2016
    • Tips for losing weight
    • Paraplegic skateboard
  • 9 Nov 2016 - Parenting highlights
    • Mom and daughter life hacks
    • A teen's tip for raising confident and independent children
    • Prenatal care and accessibility for women with mobility disabilties
  • 2 Nov 2016
    • A psychologist talks sex and disability
    • 5 signs of caregiver burnout
    • Caring for yourself while caring for your spouse

Australasian Spinal Cord Injury Network

Carers NSW ebulletin

Disability Advocacy Network Australia (DANA)

Disability Council NSW

Disability Horizons

  • 24 November 2016
    • Determination and courage: the key ingredients for travelling with a disability
  • 17 November 2016
    • Disability and fashion: how to sparkle this Christmas

Every Australian Counts

Link - This weeks What's news in Disability

NDIS website News

New Mobility

Articles of interest from academic journals

‘But I can do the job’: examining disability employment practice through human rights complaint cases

Disability & Society, Volume 31, Issue 9, October 2016
Simon Darcy, Tracy Taylor & Jenny Green
Pages: 1242-1274 | DOI: 10.1080/09687599.2016.1256807

Secondary health conditions and quality of life in persons living with spinal cord injury for at least ten years
Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, Issue 10, November 2016 (Volume 48), 
Jacinthe J.E. Adriaansen, Laura E. M. Ruijs, Casper F. van Koppenhagen, Floris W.A. van Asbeck, Govert J. Snoek, Dirk van Kuppevelt, Johanna M.A. Visser-Meily, Marcel W.M. Post

Environmental control systems – the experiences of people with spinal cord injury and the implications for prescribers

Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, Volume 12, Issue 2, February 2017
Michelle Myburg, Emily Allan, Emily Nalder, Sarita Schuurs & Delena Amsters
Pages: 128-136 | DOI: 10.3109/17483107.2015.1099748


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 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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