One In Five for 7 April 2013
The Association for Spinal Concerns is an organisation that supports people in the mid and upper North Island who have spinal injuries. It was set up 22 years ago when a newly injured tetraplegic found there was little support available to him once he had left the spinal unit. These days TASC tees up injured people with "buddies" who have a similar injury, helps people access services in the community and acts as a drop in centre for tetra and paraplegics. TASC runs art classes, has set up a community garden and hosts "back on track" sessions where people who have a spinal injury can talk about their experiences.