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March 31, 2021 35 min

Can having a disability change you?

The SCIA Peer and Family Support team talk about their lived experiences and the reality of living with a spinal cord injury.

Hear from Rob, Dan and Jess about what is truly important, lessons they’ve learnt along the way like patience, advocating for themselves, independence and dealing with mental health.

Let’s put disability into perspective; changing mindsets, learning from other people, engaging in support and services available and not forget about how important mental health is.

Spinal cord injury isn’t just doom and gloom, it’s about living your best life and focussing on what brings you joy.


Information about what we have discussed in this episode:
SCIA Peer and Family Support Team - https://scia.org.au/peer-support/
NeuroMoves exercise service - https://scia.org.au/neuromoves-exercise/
Wheelchair Rugby - Disability Sports Australia - https://www.sports.org.au/wcrugby
Wheelchair Sports NSW/ACT - https://www.wsnsw.org.au/home/


Credits
This episode has been written, produced and edited by Susan Wood with assistance from Michelle Kearney and Nathan Mikhael. Logo art by Cobie Ann Moore.

Spinal Cord Injuries Australia is a for-purpose organisation that supports people with a spinal cord injury and other neurological conditions. For more information about our supports and services visit scia.org.au.

We want to hear from you! This podcast is as much yours as it is ours and we want to make sure you are informed, educated and empowered. Visit our forum and let us know what you want to hear!
 

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