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  • Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week

    Most people wouldn’t know what a spinal cord injury (SCI) is and how it affects someone unless they happen to know one of the 15,000 Australians living with the injury.  Sometimes people see the wheelchair and assume that an SCI means game over in...
  • Our constitutional changes

    At our upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM), we are making some key changes to our constitution to ensure membership and the organisation can run as well as possible, now and into the future. If you are a voting member you will receive the full de...
  • Disability Discrimination Commissioner National Consultations 2016-2017

    The Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Alastair McEwin will be conducting a national consultation which will help guide the development of his priorities and seek input from the disability community on how he can most effectively work to advance the ...
  • Grab hold of a slip free future

    Due to popular demand SCIA is proud to be selling spill-free mugs. The mugs have a vacuum seal lid and suction cap on the bottom that is released simply by lifting the handle in an upright motion. They are lightweight and durable and can be used with hot ...
  • Emergency+ app saves dad who was trapped in car wreckage

      Evan Cobcroft and his family were on their way back from a picnic at Barrington Tops Nationa...
  • PDCN Survey on the availability of accessible public transport in regional and remote NSW

    The Physical Disability Council of NSW (PDCN) has been invited to provide comment to the NSW Legislative Assembly on the availability of accessible public transport in regional and remote NSW. So that the PDCN can gather as complete a picture of the cur...
  • 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. ...
  • It’s time to renew your membership

    SCIA members are being asked to renew their membership when they receive notification this month to ensure they continue to receive benefits and are actively contributing to the organisation. ...
  • 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...
  • Joan Hume - disability work honoured

    SCIA's President Joan Hume was recently honoured to receive a University of Sydney Alumni Award for Community Achievement for her advocacy work for people with disabilities and her tireless efforts to improve disability services across the country and int...
  • Close call with spinal cord injury inspires fundraiser

    Do something amazing this year and join Team SCIA! Run, swim or cycle your way towards helping us overcome barriers to independence for people with spinal cord injuries. Join people such as Harley Lewis, who was only 1mm away from potentially never w...
  • 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.  ...
  • Congratulations Matthew Pierri

    We are so excited for Matthew Pierri, one of our Exercise Services clients from Melbourne, who has been awarded the 2016 Victorian Rhodes Scholarship for postgraduate study at the University of Oxford. Matthew completed a Bachelor of Arts majoring i...

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