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.

Artists at work at the TASC office
Artists at work at the TASC office.