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ParaQuad NSW Scholarships for 2018 Are Now Open!

November 20, 2017

Applications for the ParaQuad NSW Scholarships are now open! Each year, a number of scholarships are made available to people with a spinal cord injury or similar health conditions who are looking to further their educational or career training.

For more details, eligibility criteria and application forms, please click here.

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Transport NSW – Draft Disability Inclusion Action Plan Feedback

September 7, 2017

Transport NSW has recently created the Draft Disability Inclusion Action Plan, which outlines strategies to ensure that the needs of the customer are placed at the centre of planning and decision-making for the transport system. This means delivering high quality services to all customers including those with disability.

The strategic objectives of the Disability Inclusion Action Plan are as follows:

  • To deliver barrier free end to end journeys for all customers.
  • To build accessibility into our business processes and systems.
  • To provide accessible planning and cutting edge assistive technology.
  • To ensure people with disability influence the future of transport in NSW.
  • To become an employer of choice …

Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week 4-10 September 2017

September 7, 2017

Supporting Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week 2017

Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week will be held this year from 4 – 10 September, and aims to combat misconceptions by showcasing the daily lives of people who have an injury and promoting greater inclusion throughout the community. This year’s theme is “I can”, challenging perceptions of what it means to have a spinal cord injury.

The national week is an initiative of the Australian Spinal Injury Alliance, which represents eight of the country’s largest spinal cord injury organisations.

Alliance organisations, including ParaQuad NSW and BrightSky Australia will …

National Stomal Therapy Awareness Week 12th – 18th June 2017

June 13, 2017

Did you know over 42,000 people in Australia have a stoma at any given time? A stoma is an artificial opening in the body created as an alternative exit for body wastes (eg faeces or urine)

A percentage of those people are those with spinal cord injury due to bowel issues.  Having a stoma though shouldn’t stop you from enjoying a normal life. Being in regular contact with a Stomal Therapy Nurse (STN) can make a world of difference in managing and maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle.

A Stomal Therapy Nurse may provide:”Stomal

NSW State Spinal Cord Injury Service Workshop Invitation

May 31, 2017

The ACI State Spinal Cord Injury Service (SSCIS) invites you or your representative to attend the Workshop for the Model of Care for Children and Adults with Spinal Cord Injury on Friday 16 June 2017.

To register click on the link – Model of Care for Spinal Cord Injury Registration 

The workshop program will include:

  • Overview of the Model of Care Project and progress to date
  • Key findings from the diagnostic phase including data analysis
  • Presentation of the draft model of care – diagrammatic model, vision, principles, and essential components
  • Seek endorsement of the model of care, vision, principles and essential components
  • Identify current gaps
  • Gain …