News

  • Disability advocacy matters

    Join us and the rest of the Disability Advocacy Alliance at Martin Place for the Stand By Me rally on Sunday 24 February, 11:00 am. Disability advocacy services is set to lose their funding from as early as July this year. These important services help......

  • SCIA and Ability Advocacy Merge

    In early 2017, the disability sector was experiencing the introduction of the NDIS, creating many new service provision models, and an unknown funding path for Advocacy in general. Ability Advocacy – a disability services and support organisation in Alstonville, NSW – began looking for an......

  • SCIA appoints new CEO

    Spinal Cord Injuries Australia (SCIA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dianne Lucas as its new CEO, effective 20 August 2018. Dianne joins SCIA after having worked for St Vincent de Paul Society NSW as the Deputy CEO and Acting CEO, during which she......

  • SCIA Membership offers great benefits.

    Spinal Cord Injuries Australia (SCIA) is a member based organisation and we value the input and contributions of our members. Our 50 year history has been created by and for people with spinal cord injury (SCI) and we are proud of the achievements of our......

  • Zebra fish can regrow severed spinal cord – research find

    The baby zebrafish lies still under the microscope’s lens, its spinal cord neatly severed, paraplegic. A camera, watching through the microscope, captures the action. With remarkable speed, both ends of the severed cord start making new neural cells. Cells from the two ends move toward......

  • New Year…New Job? We can help you!

    EmployAbility is Spinal Cord Injuries Australia’s employment service that helps people find work and regain their independence. Finding a job can be daunting, particularly if you have a disability, so why not let our friendly dedicated EmployAbility team help you take the stress out of......

  • WA to join the nationally-delivered NDIS

    An agreement has been reached between the Commonwealth and Western Australian Governments that will see Western Australia (WA) join the nationally-delivered National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) as of 1 July 2018. People already in the WA NDIS will start being transferred to the NDIA from......

  • New fully accessible accommodation for people with SCI a step closer for Perth

    Spinal Cord Injuries Australia (SCIA) will soon be able to provide fully accessible accommodation for people with a spinal cord injury who live in Perth and the surrounds thanks to a grant from Lotterywest. Western Australia’s Disability Services Minister, Stephen Dawson, presented SCIA’s CEO Peter......

  • NeuroMoves visits the US

    In October, five NeuroMoves staff members from our Lidcombe site in New South Wales were fortunate enough to travel to Craig Hospital in Denver, Colorado to undertake a locomotor training course.   The locomotor training course was run by the NeuroRecovery Network and is the......

  • Read the latest issue of Accord Magazine

    SCIA turns 50! Read how far SCIA has come and what is in store for the future. (PDF Version available for download)  ...

  • Supported accommodation available in Maroubra

    Applications are open for long-term supported housing in our fully accessible ANZAC house, located at the beachside suburb of Maroubra. The vacancy consists of one bedroom with a private, fully accessible bathroom and shared common areas (i.e. kitchen, lounge room). Applicants must be a member......

  • Fighting for carer rights

    Seventeen-year-old Rose Cox and her thirteen-year-old sister Stella are young carers to their mother, Caroline. Even though Caroline is provided with paid carers through an agency, Rose and Stella take on carer duties when the paid carers are not around. Since the age of eight,......

  • SCIA Board nominations now open

    Nominations for the positions of President and three Directors on our Board of Directors are now open to SCIA members who are eligible to vote. Members who are employed by Spinal Cord Injuries Australia (SCIA) cannot be nominated. Nominations must be in writing and signed......

  • NeuroMoves Canberra is opening its doors to clients

    Residents in our nation’s capital city with a spinal cord injury or any other neurological disabilities will now be able to access and reap the benefits of our innovative exercise service, NeuroMoves, when our newest gym opens its doors next month. Thanks to the generous......

  • Stories from the smallest room

    Listen to people with a spinal cord injury together with healthcare professionals talk frankly and openly about continence, including tips and tricks to the more embarrassing situations. In the style of the popular ABC show You Can’t Ask That, listen to their personal stories about how to deal......