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SCI Resources Library News September 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.

AbleThrive - (Tips, advice, stories)

  • 27 Sept 2017 
    • Mind, Body, Wheels: Chelsie Hill's Journey From Paralysis to Professional Dancer
    • Paraplegic Hot Air Balloonist Flies High
    • Paralympian, Theresa Goh, talks about the benefits of adaptive crossfit 
    • The proper way to perform cable rows with a spinal cord injury
  • 20 Sept 2017 - Parenting highlights
    • Redefining Fatherhood: Parenting a Child with a Disability
    • Explaining Your Dad is Paralysed to Your Class
  • 13 Sept 2017 - Relationships and caregiving highlights
    • Paralysed Mum pushes forward for family
    • How relationships change after SCI
  • 7 Sept 2017
    • World's first accessible waterpark
    • Steps to follow when your wheelchair is damaged by an airline
    • Accessible attractions in New York City
    • Tips for booking a cruise when you have a disability

Australasian Spinal Cord Injury Network

Carers NSW

Disability Horizons

Every Australian Counts

Facing Disabilty

  • SCI Highlights for September
    • A quiet activist
    • When disaster strikes are you ready
    • 10 Things I'm sick of hearing as a person with a disability
    • Things that don't work when you are paralysed - besides the obvious


Link - This weeks What's news in Disability and Monthly magazine

NDIS News from

New Mobility (United Spinal Association, US)

Physical Disability Council NSW (PDCN)

the Spin Magazine (Spinal Cord Injury BC)

  • Fall 2017
    • Stories from the Alaska highway
    • Taking a Closer Look at Keeogo. At first glance, the Canadian-developed Keeogo is yet another exoskeleton. But when you dig deeper, it becomes clear that it’s a different device altogether—one that is providing remarkable restoration of function and stamina for some people with incomplete SCI.
    • Dynamic wheelchair seating
    • Treating and avoiding burns
    • Fecal Incontinence Treatment Gets a Vote of Confidence
    • and more......

Topic of the Month

Click on the link to discover information and resources the library has gathered on all things to do with pain.   

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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