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Mission Possible: life after spinal injury

12 November 2011



Minister for Disability Services Andrew Constance today launched Spinal Injuries Awareness Week (SIAW) at the annual Wheels for a Day event at Sydney’s Central Station Country Concourse.

“Rebuilding your life after spinal injury is no easy task and accessibility in transport, the community and in the workforce play a key role in living as independently as possible,” Mr Constance said.

Around 12,000 people in Australia have a spinal cord injury and there are between 350 to 400 new cases recorded each year.

“That’s nearly one new case per day,” Mr Constance said.

Spinal Injury Awareness Week is held from 11-17 November 2012 and aims to highlight accessibility issues through its theme “Mission Possible”.

ParaQuad NSW has supported life choices after spinal cord injury by providing support, accommodation, attendant care information, healthcare products and clinical services to people with a spinal cord injury, their families and carers at every stage of life.

“We support people working towards living as independently and inclusively within their communities as possible,” said Max Bosotti, Chief Executive Officer of ParaQuad NSW.

Information about Spinal Injuries Awareness Week is available at www.rebuildinglives.com.au.

To find out more about ParaQuad NSW visit www.paraquad.org.au.

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