Articles by Gail Stacey

Supporting Mikaela to communicate

Eight-year-old Mikaela is a big sister to Olivia. She is a happy, cheerful girl who enjoys spending time with other children, listening to music, watching videos on her iPad and listening to stories about her favourite people. She also loves toys, looking through photobooks and enjoys action songs and dancing. Mikaela has complex communication needs, […]

New watch delivers Izaac greater independence and his family peace of mind

With a wealth of assistive equipment available on the market, it can be overwhelming trying to decide what item may be suitable for you, a friend or a family member. As a parent, you want to ensure your child is safe at all times, particularly when you can’t be with them. Izaac is a 15 […]

New video to promote our Country Services

Did you know our team of occupational therapists and speech pathologists travel throughout country WA to provide an information and advisory service about assistive equipment, technology and home modifications? That’s right! We provide services for all West Australians. To ensure that people living in the country are more aware of how we can support them, […]

New communication devices for hire

Our Equipment Hire Service has a range of equipment available for hire to support communication device trials required to apply for Community Aids and Equipment Program (CAEP) or National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funding. Through the CAEP AAC Consultancy and Refurbishment program run by the ILC, we now have the following devices available for demonstration […]

Helping to create communication accessible communities

The Independent Living Centre WA would like to wish everyone a happy Speech Pathology Week for 2017! This year’s theme is ‘Communication access: Everyone gets the message!’ Communication access is about creating a world where people with complex communication needs can communicate successfully with everyone, a world where everyone gets the message! Speech Pathology Australia […]

Comments sought on ILC’s Draft Quality Evaluation Report

Disability Services Commission (DSC), one of the main funders of ILC services recently commissioned Goodrun Solutions to evaluate ILC services against National Standards for Disability Services. The evaluation focused specifically on: Standard 1:  Rights Standard 3:  Individual Outcomes Standard 4: Feedback and Complaints Goodrun Solutions has completed the evaluation and a draft report of the […]

Keeping up with Emerging Assistive Technology

The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines Assistive Technology (AT) as “an umbrella term for any device or system that allows individuals to perform tasks they would otherwise be unable to do, or increases the ease and safety with which tasks can be performed.”  This definition recognises that assistive technology is any aid, device, program, or […]

Have your say about ILC’s services.

The Independent Living Centre WA (ILC) services are funded by a number of government departments as well as some services being provided on a fee for service basis. Disability Services Commission (DSC), one of the main funders of ILC services, regularly evaluates how well organisations such as the ILC meet the National Standards for Disability […]

Will the upcoming Aged Care Reforms affect you?

The recent Aged Care Reforms ‘Increasing Choice in Home Care’ commenced on 27 February 2017 and aim to improve the way that home care services are delivered to older Australians. The recent changes mean people now have more choice about their care and who it is delivered by.  It can sometimes be overwhelming to find […]