For a spinal cord injury-inclusive world

Ari Seirlis
By Ari Seirlis
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The Southern African Spinal Cord Association (SASCA) and the QuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA) are partnering in the build-up and also the activities, to celebrate and create awareness about the first World Spinal Cord Injury Day that will be held on September 5.

World Spinal Cord Injury Day aims to increase awareness of spinal cord injury. The slogan for the event is: “For a spinal cord injury-inclusive world”.

It is anticipated that this awareness will facilitate an inclusive life for persons with disability and ensure greater chances of success of prevention programmes.

QASA provides projects, products and services to improve the life and lifestyles of quadriplegics and paraplegics in South Africa. For World Spinal Cord Injury Day, QASA will be committed to creating awareness about the causes of spinal cord injury as a result of road accidents. QASA has a national road safety programme, encouraging the road-using public to use their seatbelts. The slogan “buckle up, we don’t want new members”, is well known under the QASA brand. Furthermore, QASA is encouraging people not to text and drive, or use their mobile phones whilst driving. Distracted driving is now the biggest cause of road accidents worldwide.

QASA members will be deployed in various activities to celebrate World Spinal Cord Injury Day. It considers the prevention of spinal cord injury to be equally important as the provision of projects and services for its existing members.

For more information, visit the official website:

Ari Seirlis is the CEO of the QuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA) and managing editor of Rolling Inspiration. email:

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Ari Seirlis is the former CEO of the QuadPara Association of South Africa and, presently, a member of the Presidential Working Group on Disability. He is a wheelchair user and disability activist.
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