Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week

Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week is a national initiative of the Australian Spinal Injury Alliance (ASIA), representing eight of the country's leading spinal cord injury organisations. During this week, we seek to highlight current issues impacting people living with spinal cord injury (SCI), with each year having a theme around a particular issue or campaign.

The theme for 2019 is NDIS - Planning for Success. We have had consistent feedback that people with SCI are facing obstacles in effective NDIS planning that delivers the supports they need. In response to this, SCIAW 2019 will seek to raise awareness in the SCI community of the expertise of SCI organisations in the NDIS planning process. Apart from the clinical knowledge held, ASIA member organisations have expertise and experience in support coordination. Thorough preparation for NDIS planning is key to successful delivery of a plan that truly meets a participant's needs and helps them meet their goals.

Through a video campaign delivered via our websites and social media channels, we will highlight the journey of one of our members speaking about their experience with NDIS planning and how their SCI organisation helped with the preparation process.

Our hope is that members of the SCI community reach out to their local organisation for expert support and guidance.