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Read the August issue of forward now!
Returning to some sort of useful work after injury is the theme of the August issue of forward and there are articles on all aspects of doing this, from volunteering through to making a complete career change. Much of SIA’s focus at the moment is on supporting this aspect of an SCI person’s life and there are contributions from SIA staff on the services they provide to assist SCI people to achieve their employment goals.
Despite it being August and the ‘silly’ season, there is lots to report on the campaigning and political front and SIA is looking forward to holding a special technology conference in October to celebrate its 40th Anniversary. You can book a place for yourself through forward.
There have been some amazing fundraising successes this year which are reported in this issue along with the announcement of the winners of our Rebuilding Lives after Spinal Cord Injury Awards.
A member’s humorous look at the effects of Syringomyelia reveal what can be ‘the curse of a spinal cord injury’ and there is a link to a source of help and advice.
The highlight of this issue is our survey on Ageing Well. We encourage everyone to respond either online or using the paper survey in the magazine. The results of this research will inform the work and direction for SIA in the following years and this will have an effect on all SCI people.
You will find all the regular slots, from your letters and emails through to the classified adverts at the back. And, if you can bear to think about it when the temperatures are in the high twenties, you can view and purchase from this year’s selection of Christmas Cards – a great way of supporting SIA.
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