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SCI Resources Library News October 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

Comics Perfectly Illustrate The BS People With Disabilities Put Up With, Huffington Post
Two woman who use wheelchairs are putting a funny spin on living with a disability. Sisters and illustrators Jessica and Lianna Oddi are the hilarious ... 


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)

  • 26 October 2016
    • Ten must-see accessible London attractions
    • Wheelchair accessible winter holidays
    • Renting a wheelchair accessible vehicle
    • Wheelchair accessible driving tour in Helsinki
  • 19 October 2016
    • Cooking independently as a wheelchair user
  • 12 October 2016
    • Gone fishin' quad style
  • 5 October 2016
    • Parenting with a disability

Australasian Spinal Cord Injury Network

Carers NSW ebulletin

Disability Council NSW

Disability Horizons

  • 31 October 2016
    • Accessible London: 10 of the best places to visit 
  • 27 October 2016
    • Benefits of online therapy if you have a disability
  • 24 October 2016
    • Disability, sex and relationships: Stopping anxiety getting in the way of love
  • 20 October 2016
    • Top ten exercises for disabled people
    • Disability and employment: talking about your disability
  • 6 October 2016
    • Disability and fashion: inclusive catwalk breaking boundries
    • Disability rights: let's make a change together

Every Australian Counts

Facing Disability

  • 15 October 2016
    • Blog post: Flying with a wheelchair + featured videos: "Have a dry run" and "One of my big passions is travel"

Forward (Spinal Injuries Association UK)

icare Lifetime Care

Link Magazine

Link - This weeks What's news in Disability

NDIS website News

New Mobility

  • October 2016
    • Dealing with diabetes
    • Adventures in Paris and Rome
    • Adaptive cycling in Yosemite
    • and lots more.....

Spire Newslink (AQA Victoria)

Articles of interest from academic journals

Physically disabled women and sexual identity: a PhotoVoice study
Disability & Society, vol 31 issue 8 September 2016, Deborah Ann Payne, Huhana Hickey, Anna Nelson, Katherine Rees, Henrietta Bollinger & Stephanie Hartley, Pages: 1030-1049. 

Parents, services and system: an exploration of power dynamics in future planning among parent carers for people with disability
Disability & Society, vol 31 issue 8 September 2016, Andrea Petriwskyj, Jill Franz & Barbara Adkins, Pages: 1081-1097

Book Review: The biopolitics of disability: neoliberalism, ablenationalism, and peripheral embodiments, Claire Barber-Stetson, Disability & Society, vol 31 issue 8 September 2016, Pages: 1148-1150

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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