SCI Resources


SCI Resources and Knowledge Library

The SCIA SCI Resources and Knowledge Library is a digital and traditional library collection of SCI and disability related materials. The collection consists of books, reports, papers, articles, factsheets, websites, forums and the SCI Resources pages listed below  - if it is about sci or disability related we will document it. Read more....


Access

All about access - to your home, the community, business, travel. Read more... 


Accommodation

This page suggests a few options for what you need to think about going home after a spinal cord injury. Read more...


Aids, Equipment, Wheelchairs

Appropriate equipment is essential for independence, well-being and safety. Read more...


Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs perform a wide range of tasks to help the wheelchair user get about in their daily life. Read more...


Assistive Technology

Assistive technology covers automating your home to adapting your keyboard or game controller to using software. Assistive technology can assist to make your life easier. Read more...


Clothing and Fashion

Some helpful hints to get your wardrobe into shape and links to some innovative designers who are designing fashion for the wheelchair user. Read more...


Continence care

A SCI can result in bowel and bladder dysfunction—the degree of function will depend on the level and extent of the SCI. This section has information relating to continence care and the equipment you will require. Read more...


Employment

Information about returning to work and the services and assistance available. Read more... 


Exercise, Sport, Recreation and Rehabilitation

Information about SCIA’s Walk On program and other exercise and recreational activities. Read more... 


Financial - Benefits, Funding, Pensions, Grants

All about the Disability Support Pension and other benefits and schemes, including information about the Medical Energy Rebate. Read more... 


Health and SCI Facts

What is a spinal cord injury? What are the health issues involved. All of your questions answered. Read more... 


Home modifications

Home modification is adapting the environment so that a person with disabilities can live as independently, safely and comfortably as possible. The modification can be simple or complex. Proper home modifications are essential for a person to return to their community after an SCI. Read more... 


Hot topics

This part of our website gives the same information to you that was given to recent inquirers to our information service, SCInfo. When interesting or regular questions are asked, you'll get to know the answers too. Remember, any time you want to know what, where, how or why, ask SCInfo. Read more... 


Legal Matters

How and where to find legal representation and a very useful note on authorizing contracts if a signature can not be made in the regular manner. Read more...


Links

A selection of useful websites and organizations. Read more... 


Public toilets

About the MLAK system and the National Public Toilet Map. Read more... 


Publications of SCIA

Check out our quarterly magazine AccordRollAwayz (Works on Google Earth to show wheelchair accessible travel and tourism accommodation around Australia), Back on Track (Providing information and contacts to manage all aspects of your life relating to your spinal cord injury, our Annual Report, Sydney Accessible Public Transport (opens in Google Earth to show wheelchair accessible public transport) and Access it! (Providing practical advice on how to best use accessible buses).  Access the publications here... 


SCI Research

Includes information about what you need to think about if participating in a clinical trial and we also bring to your attention the organisations carrying out research in the field of spinal cord injury. Read more...


Transport - Public, Driving, Hiring

All about public transport, community transport, driving, modifying your vehicle and financial assistance. Read more...


Travel and Travel accommodation

All about travel and travel accommodation. Read more...


What Next?

The What Next? video series is for those who think they know everything about living with spinal cord injury, and is an essential learning tool for those who are struggling to understand their life with a new spinal cord injury. Read more...

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