Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week, from 5 -11 September 2016, asks all Australians to ‘think again’ about what it means to have a spinal cord injury.
The week is an initiative of the Australian Spinal Injury Alliance, and is a time to consider the ways you can have a positive impact on the lives of people with spinal cord injury.
One person every day sustains a spinal cord injury in Australia – it can happen to anyone at any time.
However, with the right equipment, services, support and a society that is inclusive and accessible, people can overcome barriers to achieve their goals.
Local ambassadors in each State are sharing their stories and saying to all Australians, “Think I can’t? Think again!’
These ambassadors are promoting the need for everyone to take personal responsibility to ensure our society is inclusive and accessible for everyone; and ensure people with a spinal cord injury can be involved in all aspects of community life.
Click here to download resources for the week, and show your support by sharing our messages on Twitter. You can also share your own ‘Think I can’t? Think again!’ stories using the hashtag #SCIAW and challenge perceptions of spinal cord injury.