What’s On

The Independent Living Centre offers a range of training and events aimed at providing information and education to a range of groups in the health, education, community and disability sectors.  Some events are aimed at clients, family members and carers, through to sessions for health professionals, educators and service providers. Workshops are delivered by different teams within the organisation, based on their teams skills and expertise.

ILC also offers customised training and professional development using an interactive and hands on approach.

Assistive Equipment Services,  ILC Tech and OTDA all offer a unique service making regular visits to rural and remote areas of Western Australia. You can view their upcoming trips here.

Quick links to our monthly calendars: for January, February and April.

What's On at the Independent Living Centre WA in January
Dementia Education and Training for Carers

Dementia Education & Training for Carers is coordinated by the Commonwealth Respite & Carelink Centre Metro North and supports people who are caring for their family member or friend with dementia.

My Health Record: 10:30am – 11:30am
Kirsten Beckingham from the WA Primary Health Alliance will be presenting information about My Health Record.
My Health Record is an online summary of your key health information. When you have a My Health Record, your health information can be viewed securely online, from anywhere, at any time – even if you move or travel interstate. A My Health Record will be created for every Australian and you have the choice to opt out by 31st January 2019.

Kirsten will discuss the following:
• What is ‘My Health Record’
• Provide background information
• How to use it?
• How to opt out?
• Benefits of ‘My Health Record’

The presentation will be followed by a light lunch.

Target audience: North Metro carers who care for a loved one with dementia.

When: Thursday 17th January 2019, 10:30am - 1:00pm
Where:Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre, 11 Limosa Close, Stirling WA 6021
Cost: Free

What's On at the Independent Living Centre WA in February
Vehicle Access Training Day
Do you want more information to assist people with disability to access vehicles safely, and to find out more about the aids and systems that are out there? On the 6th of February the ILC WA will be hosting a full training day around vehicles modifications and access.
This jam-packed day will bring a wide range of experts together, to present on topics designed to broaden your expertise and perspectives around multiple ways to assist people with disability to access vehicles, the latest aids that are available and multiple wheelchair management systems.

When: Wednesday, February 6, 9am - 4:30pm
Where: Independent Living Centre, The Niche, 11 Aberdare Road, Nedlands
Cost: $200

Eventbrite - Vehicle Access Training Day
ILC school tech jess and palmerAAC in Practice - Hit the ground running!
Starting work in the disability sector? New to working with AAC? Getting more referrals for clients with little or no speech?
This popular and practical 6 week series is designed to give Speech Pathologists new to the field of AAC and Speech Pathology Graduates confidence, practical strategies and resources to work with clients with AAC needs and their support teams.

When: Tuesday evenings 5pm - 7pm from 26th February to 9th March (19th March is a break week)
Where: Independent Living Centre, The Niche, 11 Aberdare Road, Nedlands
Cost: Early bird: $350 Standard: $400

Eventbrite - AAC in Practice - Hit the ground running!
What's On at the Independent Living Centre WA in April
Supporting Adults with Complex Communication Needs workshop
Are you working with or supporting someone who has no speech, little speech or speech that is difficult to understand? In this workshop, our experienced ILC Speech Pathology staff will discuss what Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is and how it can help someone with complex communication needs to get their message across. You’ll complete the workshop knowing that there is a wide variety of communication supports available and how you can be a supportive communication partner with the person you’re assisting.

Target Audience: This workshop is essential for support staff, group home staff, family members, people with communication difficulties and other professionals with an interest in supporting people with complex communication needs.

When: Wednesday 17th April, 9:30am - 11:30am.
Cost: Early bird: $120, standard: $150
Where: Independent Living Centre WA Training Room, 11 Aberdare Road, Nedlands

Eventbrite - Supporting Adults with Complex Communication Needs workshop
ILC Regional events and activities
ILC Country Services visits to your Region

See our Occupational Therapists and Speech Pathologists from the Country Services Team, who will be visiting your Region to provide information, advice and have a range of equipment on display at a variety of local events. Some individual appointments may also be available on request.

Planning in underway for visits in 2019

Where: Expressions of interest are being sought, therapists are available for appointments and presentations. Please email country@ilc.com.au or call 1300 855 886
More information available here