Posts Tagged ‘NDIS’

Assistive technology users lead new project to improve AT information

What is assistive technology (AT)? How can it help me? How can I find out about what’s out there? What’s new? How do I know what AT is best for me? What do others use? How can I access it? Is there funding available? How do I access this funding? Where do I find out […]

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 […]

What exactly is occupational therapy?

I first came across the occupational therapy (OT) profession as a 22-year-old when I worked in a hospital in Melbourne. To be completely honest I had no idea what the profession was and how occupational therapists helped people. I remember going to one of the sections of the hospital and I could smell something tasty […]

What’s New in ILC Private Options

Did you know you can choose the ILC as your private therapy provider for your assistive equipment, technology and home modifications needs? This may involve an assessment in your home to determine suitable equipment to maximise your independence, or some therapy sessions to help you learn your communication aid or a new piece of technology. […]

LUGGIE and ME

I am a participant in the NDIS due to limited mobility. I had seen a LUGGIE (portable mobility scooter) and asked my care planner and ILC Occupational Therapist if we could include it in my plan. My daughter lives in Melbourne and whilst I’ve been to Melbourne many times with Scouting – I’d not been […]

ILC brings Equipment & Technology Expo to the Perth Hills

On 24 February 2015, the ILC brought their services to the Hills Region by hosting a free Equipment & Technology Expo at the NDIS Perth Hills Trial Site. The expo was targeted at people under 65 years of age who have a disability and are living in the Hills Region, NDIA planners and service providers. […]

How does assistive technology ‘assist’ people with disability?

Conor Murphy shares his story. The value of assistive technology in helping people with disability to live safely and independently, including being able to do every day things such as bathe, dress, communicate, eat and drink, move around, socialise, learn, work and play, should not be underestimated. There are currently many pathways to access assistive […]