Spinal Cord Injury


Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week is recognised every year in early September. 

To highlight this week in 2022 we bring you stories and information about people living with SCI, and resources that might be helpful.

Katherine Reed (pictured left with her husband Tim), who farms and is Mum to two boys (just to name a couple of things) updates us on where here life is at now, 14 years after her Spinal Cord Injury. Read the story here. 

Alysse Gavlik is passionate about helping people with disability find secure paid employment.

“It’s about financial security and self-worth. Everyone wants to be valued equally.” Read the full article here – it includes suggestions on how to talk to potential employers about a disability.

And because it also happens to be Women’s Health Week, we chat to Georgie Gott about the benefits she experiences from regular exercise – including via our Wheelchair Sports program. Learn more here. 

If you’re interested in what’s happening internationally around Spinal Cord Injury Day (5 September) head to the International Spinal Cord Injury Society’s website SCI Day (iscos.org.uk)

And for more on Women’s Health Week, head to this link.  Women’s Health Week – Jean Hailes for Women’s Health | Women’s Health Week (womenshealthweek.com.au)

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Spinal Cord Injury Prevention 

“International Days” are celebrated to mark important aspects of human life and history. On the suggestion of its Prevention Committee, International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS) has decided to observe ‘Spinal Cord Injury Day’ on 5th September every year with the intention of increasing awareness amongst the general public. It is presumed that the awareness would facilitate an inclusive life for persons with disability and ensure greater chances of success of prevention programs.

International Day of People with Disability

International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is held on 3 December each year.

IDPwD is a United Nations observed day aimed at increasing public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability.

Please visit the International Day of People with Disability website for more information! https://www.idpwd.com.au/