For the first time Spire took part in the ATSA Independent Living Expo at the Melbourne Showgrounds on the 18th and 19th of May and it was a great success!

Spire enjoyed having an exhibit, sharing the ways in which we endeavour to support people in the community living with a spinal cord injury and seeing what other likeminded organisations have to offer. We look forward to being a part of it again!

The first planning meeting of the Professionals with SCI Network Group (PROwSCI) took place on Tuesday the 3rd of May at the AQA office in Fairfield.

The group is made up of professionals, academics and others who have an interest and passion in sharing their thoughts and ideas to help others living with a SCI achieve their employment outcomes.

The Ballarat Regional SCI group met at the Queen Elizabeth Centre (QEC) for their April network meeting. Two Occupational Therapists gave an informative and interesting demonstration on cushions, power chairs and add on power options for manual wheel chairs.

The group found the demonstration so enjoyable and valuable that they are hoping to return for another session on wheelchair back rests later in the year!