Articles by Jacqui Caldwell

Changes to how ILC’s Expert AT Consultation Service will be charged for NDIS participants

People with disability and their supporting therapists can access expert consultations with ILC’s health professionals about assistive technology to support them to achieve their goals. Through an expert AT consultation at the ILC: our experienced health professionals will provide impartial advice about the most suitable assistive technology options for each individual; clients and their therapists […]

ILC Schools Team Winners at NDS Disability Support Awards

On Saturday 11 May, the Independent Living Centre WA (ILC) Community Allied Health Services (CAHS) Schools Team were announced as the winners for the NDS WA Disability Support Awards 2019 in the category of Excellence in Innovation. The awards honour disability support workers who provide the highest standard of support to increase the quality of […]

ILC receives $2.6 million for disability equipment grants program

Disability Equipment Grant recipient Adam White shared his experiences with Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Disability Services Mr Reece Whitby MLA today when he visited the Independent Living Centre WA (ILC) in Nedlands to present a $2,674,838 Lotterywest certificate for the continuation of the grants program. 48-year-old Adam is a stay at home dad […]

Enabling Gerry’s independence through driving

Gerry works for the Health Department and being able to drive to and from work, as well as to other events and activities, plays a big part in her independence. Gerry, who has a spinal cord injury, has been driving with hand controls for many years. After buying a new car, a 2017 Toyota Aurion, […]

Trial in schools shows how eye gaze technology can support students to reach their full potential

Led by the Independent Living Centre WA, a pilot project that trialed eye gaze technology in schools has shown how this technology can support students with complex physical needs to learn, communicate and participate in recreation activities. The Engaging in Eye Gaze project has led to increased awareness amongst schools about how eye gaze technology […]

New Year to bring lots of ‘New’ to the ILC

By Steve Glew, Chief Executive Officer As 2018 draws to a close, our excitement increases about what’s to come in the new year for Independent Living Centre WA (ILC) and the people we are here to support. I would like to share some of these developments with you. A new name? The big question is […]

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 […]