Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week challenges perceptions

0145-SCIAW-2017-Social-media-tileSpinal Cord Injury Awareness Week will be held from 4 – 10 September, to raise awareness of the daily lives of people who have a spinal cord injury.

This national week is an initiative of the Australian Spinal Injury Alliance, which represents eight of the country’s largest spinal cord injury organisations.

This year’s theme is “I can”, challenging perceptions of what it means to have a spinal cord injury.

Alliance organisations will be undertaking activities to promote understanding throughout the wider community and empower people with a spinal cord injury.

International Spinal Cord Injury Day forms part of Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week, and will be held on Tuesday 5 September.

The day is an initiative of the International Spinal Cord Society, promoting disability inclusion throughout the world.

You can show your support for Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week by sharing our Facebook video and Twitter posts.

You can also share your own story using the hashtag #ICan and #SCIAW to challenge perceptions of spinal cord injuries.

To find out more and download resources, click here.

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