Now an annual event, World Spinal Cord Injury Day will take place on 5 September 2017, aiming to increase awareness throughout the community.
This global day is an initiative of the International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS) and promotes disability inclusion throughout the world.
This year’s theme is “Yes we can”, challenging perceptions of what it means to have a spinal cord injury.
Society members, including the Australian and New Zealand Spinal Cord Society (ANZSCoS), will be undertaking activities to raise awareness about accessibility and reduce barriers for people with a spinal cord injury in their daily lives.
International Spinal Cord Injury Day is held during Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week, which is an initiative of the Australian Spinal Injury Alliance.
The Australian Spinal Injury Alliance represents eight of the country’s largest spinal cord injury organisations as a national voice for the estimated 15,000 Australians who have a spinal cord injury.
The day also provides the opportunity for you to consider how you can reduce obstacles for people who have a spinal cord injury; and discuss your ideas with your family, your employer or your local council.
The inaugural World Spinal Cord Injury Day was held last year, launching Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week in 2016.
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