Useful Links and Resources



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The ABC Library has a small collection of Journals available Online.
Please ask ABC Library Staff for assistance.

Only accessible from the ABC Library

  • Printed Issues (1999) available. Contact ABC Library Staff.

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Spinal Essentials – an online interactive course where you can learn more about your spinal cord injury and have some fun along the way.

Spinal Injuries Association (UK)

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Care Cure Community – Links to a variety of discussion forums about issues of particular concern to people with spinal cord injuries. Things like care, cure, computers, equipment, food, life, pain, relationships & sexuality.

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Travelling with a medical condition – some good advice here

The ultimate travel insurance and disabilities guide – some more good advice here

More great travel advice – Airports and special needs travel a complete guide

Options within New Zealand – visit New Zealand Tourism
Options within New Zealand, Australia and beyond – visit Weka
Useful link for Melbourne travellers – visit Travel to Melbourne

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A programme run by Christchurch City Council to promote sport, recreation, and leisure opportunities for people with disabilities.

is a modern, dynamic organisation that provides facilities and services for the physically disabled people of Canterbury. Based around sport and recreation, Parafed Canterbury offers the very best for it’s members and is often seen as New Zealand’s leading disability organisation concerning sport and recreation. Based in the Burwood Hospital grounds Parafed Canterbury offers a variety of programmes and services, ranging from a specialised gymnasium to accident prevention programmes in Canterbury schools.

Disabled SnowSports New Zealand
Most people with disabilities can learn to ski or snowboard and DSNZ has a range of adaptive equipment which enables people with a variety of disabilities to ski and snowboard. Most local branches have organised ski and snowboard trips during the season. Alternatively instruction and use of equipment can be accessed directly through local ski areas. Larger ski areas in New Zealand have adaptive equipment and qualified adaptive instructors to help individuals get onto the snow.

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Disability Resources – provides information on sex and sexual health issues for a range of disabilities.

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All three look at issues relating to disabilities, providing articles, information, humour, news and views from a wide variety of the disabled community.

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Paraquad (Paraplegic and Quadriplegic Association, Australia), provides a wide range of services for disabled consumers. They are specialists in the area of disability and have extensive experience in spinal cord injury, polio as well as other physical disabilities.

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Everybody is a New Zealand health information site that aims to provide useful and accurate consumer health information for New Zealanders.

Mobile Women is the creation of women in wheelchairs who were having difficulty finding answers to their health, fashion, and other questions. Their mission is to bring together current and accurate information on issues of interest to women. The site includes a dedicated link to an interactive forum specifically for disabled women which allows participants to ask questions and share information with nurses, knowledgeable people in fields of special interest, and other disabled women.

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