Archive for September, 2016

ILC Cockburn turns One!

Time flies when you’re having fun. Time also flies when you’re setting up a new Centre. Can you believe it has already been one year since the Independent Living Centre WA opened a new Centre in Cockburn? Set up like an apartment so people can see, trial and experience assistive equipment, technology and changes to […]

Disability Services Minister presents $2million Lotterywest certificate for the Disability Equipment Grant program

Disability Equipment Grant recipient Brian Piggott shared his experiences with Disability Services Minister Donna Faragher today when she visited the Independent Living Centre WA (ILC) to present a $2,369,652 Lotterywest certificate for the continuation of the grants program. Brian was cleaning leaves off his roof a couple of years ago when his ladder slipped causing […]

ILC sparks discussion about AAC in schools at national

July saw six health professionals from the Independent Living Centre WA (ILC) travel to the Gold Coast to attend the Australian Assistive Technology Conference (AATC), hosted jointly by ARATA and Occupational Therapy Australia. With a conference theme of “Collaborate, Empower, Transform” ILC attendees took the opportunity to learn from and share their knowledge with colleagues […]

Noah’s Ark Occupational Therapist receives Excellence Award

Congratulations to Shirley McInnes, an Occupational Therapist at Noah’s Ark WA, who was honoured by Developmental Occupational Therapy WA with an award of excellence in paediatric occupational therapy in Western Australia earlier this month. We asked Noah’s Ark WA Team Leader Susan Glasson why she thinks Shirley is a worthy recipient of this award. “Shirley […]