Archive for March, 2018

Supporting ‘Social Butterfly Shaun’ to communicate with whoever he wants to

“On meeting Shaun for the first time it was clear that he is a happy person who brings joy into many people’s lives,” said ILC Speech Pathologist Katie Sala-Tenna. Shaun, 47, is a Dockers supporter, avid sports lover, family guy and social butterfly. Being able to communicate effectively with people, both familiar and unfamiliar to […]

ILC Service Manager co-authors falls prevention paper

The ILC has proudly led and been involved in a range of research projects for many years. Recently ILC Service Manager Hilary O’Connell featured as a co-author for a paper on falls prevention titled ‘Falls prevention in community care: 10 years on’. An established occupational therapist, Hilary (pictured above) has broad expertise in Australia and […]

Disability Services Minister presents $4.7 million for disability equipment grants program and building refurbishment

Disability Equipment Grant recipient Robert McKenzie shared his experiences with Disability Services Minister Stephen Dawson today when he visited the Independent Living Centre WA (ILC) to present a $2.4 million Lotterywest certificate for the continuation of the grants program. Robert, 75 (pictured centre) who has paraplegia, has been driving with modified driving controls for nearly […]

Inaugural Freda Jacob scholarship and ILC scholarships awarded

ILC Strategic Projects Manager Francine Snadden has been awarded the inaugural Freda Jacob scholarship. Freda Jacob AM was the inspiration, founder and driving force behind the development of the Independent Living Centre WA (ILC). The Freda Jacob scholarship, announced by the ILC Board in 2017 in memory of Freda, aims to acknowledge an individual who […]

Independent Living Centre WA Appoints New CEO

The Independent Living Centre WA (ILC) has appointed Steve Glew as the organisation’s new Chief Executive Officer. For the past 10 years, Steve was an Executive Director at the Department for Child Protection and Family Support, where he was instrumental in growing and developing community services to meet changing priorities across social policy areas. Prior […]

AT Chat’s ‘Tech Tuesday’ goes LIVE!

13 March saw AT Chat stream ‘Tech Tuesday’ live for the first time on their Facebook page. On ‘Tech Tuesday’ ILC occupational therapists turn into movie stars and provide education and tips on all sorts of assistive technology (AT) including mobility scooters, switch operated eating aids, Google Home, sock aids and wheelchairs. For the first […]