The inaugural World Spinal Cord Injury Day on Monday 5 September will launch this year’s Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week in Australia.
This global day is an initiative of the International Spinal Cord Society, aimed at increasing awareness of injury prevention and an inclusive life for people with a spinal cord injury.
On this day, organisations around the world including the Australian and New Zealand Spinal Cord Society will be undertaking activities to promote access and inclusion, and eliminate obstacles that people face every day in their efforts to pursue their goals.
With no known cure at this point in time, a spinal cord injury is a lifelong disability. Take a moment this World Spinal Cord Injury Day to discuss with your family, your employer or your local Council the ways in which you can eliminate barriers for people living with a spinal cord injury.
On this website you will find practical tips and advice about how you can make your community more inclusive, along with stories from our local ambassadors and contacts for support organisations in your state.