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  • Help review the model of care for spinal cord injury management and support

    The ACI State Spinal Cord Injury Service (SSCIS) is committed to ensuring people with a spinal cord injury residing in NSW receive the highest quality services, coordinated in collaboration with other stakeholders to facilitate individual independence and...
  • Free Bladder and Bowel Care Workshop

    Please join SCIA’s Peer Support Team and Coloplast at this informative workshop covering everything you need to know about bladder and bowel care. ...
  • PME Auto Conversions comes on-board as Diamond Sponsor

    Spinal Cord Injuries Australia (SCIA) is excited to announce that PME Auto Conversions have come on-board as the Diamond sponsor of the SCIA Independence Expo. It is fantastic to be in partnership with a company run by and for people with ...
  • Help kids like Talyn this Christmas

    In what seemed like minutes, Talyn went from being a happy, carefree girl who loved to dance and play to being ventilated in intensive care with no movement from the neck down. Talyn was diagnosed with a rare condition called transverse myelitis, causing ...
  • NDIA asking for feedback on key elements of the ILC Commissioning Framework

    This is an invitation from the National Disability Insurance Agency to provide feedback on key elements of the ILC Commissioning Framework. In July 2015, all governments in Australia agreed to the ILC Policy Framework. The policy has now been given...
  • Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week news

    The NRL is proud to be supporting Spinal Cord Injuries Australia's activities for this year's Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week 2015. The week focuses on what people with spinal cord injuries (SCI) can achieve and how the community at large can ensure soc...
  • 2016 ParaQuad NSW Scholarship Program

    Scholarships of up to $5000 for people with a spinal cord injury are available now from ParaQuad NSW. The ParaQuad NSW Scholarship Program aims to support people with a spinal cord injury and like neurological disabilities to pursue educational and career...
  • Sing for SCI in the Illawarra Mercury

    The fundraising event organised by Jae Haydon which raised over $10,000 for Spinal Cord Injuries Australia - Sing for spinal cord injury - has featured in the Illawarra Mercury.  Read the story here....
  • Thank you Sing for Spinal Cord Injury

    During October Jae Haydon and other musicians recorded 31 songs in 31 days and raised a phenomenal amount for Spinal Cord Injuries Australia (SCIA), over $10,000! A big thank you to Heidi and Jae Haydon, The Stone Fruits, Billy Demos, Dominic Connor, The...
  • NSW Rugby League and Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week

    The New South Wales Wheelchair Rugby League (NSWWRL) competition starts this weekend - a week ahead of Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week (SCIAW) (8-15 November), a national campaign to create a more inclusive and accessible community for everyone.  ...
  • Think I can’t - think again!

    Showing at Canberra Contemporary Art Space earlier this year, Print by Numbers was an exhibition of 16 life-size portraits of people of different genders, races, abilities, ages and body types. The distorted images challenged gallery-goers to think about ...
  • Sing for Spinal Cord Injury on 702 ABC Sydney

      SCIA Education Officer, Heidz Haydon, will be on 702 ABC Sydney on Saturday 10th October at 7.35am to chat about Sing For Spinal Cord Injury. Listen on the radio or online and request a song by donating here.    ...
  • Abbey Van Capelle - exercise physiologist

      Abbey Van Capelle is an exercise physiologist with SCIA’s exercise services, she spoke to UNSW Medicine about her work providing a range of exercise services for people with spinal cord injury and other neurological conditions.   "The...
  • Important update: NDIS gets moving in NSW, VIC and QLD

    The NSW and Victorian Governments have released their NDIS rollout plans, and early transition sites have been announced for Queensland in Townsville, Palm Island and Charter Towers. For more information on Queensland click here. The NDIS rollout in...
  • New minister for Social Services announced

    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has appointed Christian Porter as the new Minister for Social Services. Porter is a former WA State MP and Parliamentary Secretary to the PM. Mr Porter won the Federal seat of Pearce in WA at the 2013 election. Porter ...
  • Heidz Haydon on FBI

    Heidz Haydon was on FBI Radio with Ash and Jo Wallace, talking about Humans of Newtown. Listen to the podcast by clicking here. ...
  • Have your say on the NSW Health Disability Inclusion Action Plan

    NSW Health believes people with disability have the same rights to choose the way to live their lives, to access the same opportunities and to enjoy the same benefits of living and working in our society.  They are committed to ensuring NSW Health se...
  • Have you experienced problems accessing help with your bowel care routine?

    A study exploring the problems people with spinal cord injury experience when accessing help with their usual bowel care routine is being conducted by a team of researchers at Royal Rehab. If you, or someone you know of, lives in NSW and has experienced ...
  • "We're humans. We’re the same as everyone else. We're just sitting down."

    SCIA Education Officer Heidi Haydon is getting the word out about access for people with disability. She writes on Mamamia about how simple it can be to make a venue or event accessible for people who use wheelchairs to get around. "We totally ...
  • Humans of Newtown: Heidi Haydon

    The residents of one of Australia’s top eccentric suburbs have become the focus of a new book after taking social media by storm. Among those happy to share their story was Heidi Haydon, an SCIA Education Officer in our Peer Support team who sustained T...

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