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Polio: Life Stage Matters Conference

The first ever Australasia-Pacific Post-Polio Conference, ‘Polio: Life Stage Matters’, will be held in Sydney from 20-22 September 2016. The event aims to facilitate better care and build international connections by bringing together health care providers, researchers, polio survivors, their caregivers and patient organisation representatives not only from the Australasia-Pacific region, but worldwide. The aim of the […]

Join us for World Polio Day in Brisbane

We’re marking World Polio Day with an event at our Brisbane office on Tuesday 27 September, featuring special guest speaker Dr William DeMayo. Dr DeMayo is an internationally recognised expert in rehabilitative medicine and the late effects of polio, who is based in Pennsylvania. He will speak about topics including: Managing stress Management of sleep Self-empowerment for the polio […]

Join us for Accessibility Weekend 2016!

Accessibility Weekend will be held on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 September 2016, as part of Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week. Accessibility Weekend sees attractions across Queensland and Victoria open their doors for FREE to people with a physical disability who use a wheelchair and their carer. It’s the first time this event will be held by Spinal […]

World Spinal Cord Injury Day: Monday 5 September

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, […]

Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week: 5 – 11 September

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 will be launched by the inaugural World Spinal Cord Injury Day on Monday 5 September. The week is an initiative of the Australian Spinal Injury Alliance, which […]

Attend the 2016 Queensland Disability Conference

We’re proud to be a Platinum Partner for the Queensland Disability Conference, which will be held in Cairns, Maryborough and Toowoomba on Wednesday 24 August. The event will share information, create new connections, and encourage innovation to make a difference for people with disability. As the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is progressively rolled out across the state, […]

Watch the highlights from our Assistive Solutions Expo

Our 2016 Assistive Solutions Expo was held on Saturday 5 March in Brisbane, with more than 400 people attending to experience the latest innovations, equipment, aids and technology. Ahead of the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme across Queensland, the event was aimed at assisting people with a physical disability and their families to plan for the scheme, […]

Fit and Active pop-up event – Sporting Wheelies

You’re invited to the first ever Fit and Active pop-up event, hosted by the Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association. Learn more about our Life Physio at The Gym service and meet the Spinal Life team on the day. Date: Saturday 14 May Time: 8am – 11.30am Location: 60 Edmonstone Road, Bowen Hills This great event […]

Transverse Myelitis Awareness Day 2016

Transverse Myelitis Awareness Day will be held on Monday 16 May 2016. To recognise the day, Spinal Life Australia will host a range of seminars on topics including the NDIS and TM Network activities. This year the special guest speaker will be Professor Benjamin Greenberg, an internationally recognised expert in neuroimmunological disorders (via video conferencing […]

Our Gold Coast Inclusive Community Champions

The Gold Coast’s Inclusive Community Champions were honoured today for going above and beyond to make their community accessible to everyone. Mayor Tom Tate hosted the ceremony, recognising the outstanding achievement of individuals and businesses across the region. The Inclusive Community Champions Awards are an initiative of Spinal Injuries Australia, which has been advocating for equality since […]