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TASC
www.tasc.org.nz

TASC is a non-profit organisation assisting in the rehabilitation of spinal patients in all areas of consequence to them. TASC is known as the "Buddy Organisation". This buddy system is available for all spinal patients, whether they be accident related, medical, rehabilitation, ex-patients or family and friends.

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NZ Spinal Trust
www.nzspinaltrust.org.nz

The New Zealand Spinal Trust is firmly focused on supporting independent living and improving the quality of rehabilitation through initiatives, projects and programmes that directly benefit people with spinal cord injuries.

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Burwood Academy
www.burwood.org.nz

The Burwood Academy of Independent Living is a dynamic organisation committed to improving the life experience of people recovering from serious injury and illness. Based onsite at Burwood Hospital in Christchurch, the Academy is dedicated to building a vibrant culture of research and learning. The academy is working to establish strong links to consumer organisations, universities and rehabilitation professionals.

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Burwood Spinal Unit
http://www.cdhb.govt.nz/bur/bsu.htm

The Burwood Spinal Unit is a recognised tertiary service with a patient catchment area, which encompasses the entire South Island and the North Island from Tauranga down. There are formalised links with the Auckland Spinal Unit, which serves the remainder of the North Island.

The Burwood Spinal Unit The Spinal Unit provides services for people with spinal cord impairments caused by accident, illness or congenital abnormalities. The Unit consists of a 26 bed ward, a hostel with space for four patients and four self care units. Approximately 425 patients are admitted to the Unit each year with 80 being acute admissions, the remainder are readmissions or reassessment patients.

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Auckland Spinal Rehabilitation Unit
http://www.healthpoint.co.nz/default,20423.sm

The Auckland Spinal Rehabilitation Unit provides an inpatient and outpatient spinal rehabilitation service for adults and adolescents with an acquired spinal cord injury.

The Spinal Unit is one of only two specialist spinal rehabilitation units in New Zealand.  Our patient catchment area extends from the far North down to Gisborne and across the Central North Island. 

The Auckland Spinal Unit is a 20 bed unit and admits approximately 60 patients with new injuries each year.  Patients who are discharged from the Spinal Unit or who move into the catchment area are followed up regularly by our outpatient service.

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Back-Up New Zealand
www.backup.org.nz

Back-Up New Zealand is a national charity which has been created specifically to offer people with disabilities the same outdoor pursuit opportunities as people without disabilities. Back-Up New Zealand courses are used as a catalyst to break down barriers and push people out of their comfort zone, encouraging personal development and awareness.

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Catwalk Trust
www.catwalk.org.nz

The CatWalk Trustees originally gathered together because of common links to a friend critically injured in a riding accident. That friend was Catriona Williams - now a C6-7 tetraplegic.

Initially the group planned to fundraise for Williams herself - but the bigger picture quickly became clear. A cure for all was William's dream - and so CatWalk was born.

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Parafed
www.parafedauckland.co.nz

www.parafedwaikato.co.nz

www.parafedbop.co.nz

www.parafedwellington.co.nz

www.parafedcanterbury.co.nz

www.parafedotago.co.nz

Parafed is a physical activity provider for people with physical disabilities. We offer a range of sports for people to try at a grassroots level with pathways to Paralympic sport.

Parafed is a growing organisation that provides sport and recreation opportunities as well as advocacy for its members.

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Spinal Cord Injury Information Network
www.spinalcord.uab.edu

This website offers educational materials and information on services of the UAB Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS) along with links to national organisations, government agencies, commercial products, and educational resources related to spinal cord injury

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Paraquad (Paraplegic and Quadriplegic Association of NSW)
www.paraquad.org.au/Resources.aspx

A resource kit for individuals or oganisations wanting to train personal carers of clients with a spinal cord injury.

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