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.

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 2017 November and December and 2018 January, February, April and June.

Nedlands 'Drop By' times
ILC-17ILC 'Drop By' times (Assistive Equipment Services)
Drop in to view the thousands of products on display at the ILC Equipment Display Centre. No appointments are necessary and therapists will be available to offer assistance during the times below.

When: Every Wednesday and Friday between 10.00am and 1.00pm
Where: ILC Nedlands Head Office, The Niche, 11 Aberdare Road, Nedlands
Cost: Free with parking available on site

Please note: Some complex technology and equipment items are not suitable for viewing during our ‘Drop By’ times. You may be required to make an appointment to get advice about these items. ILC Tech staff are unavailable during ‘Drop By’ times. We know that your time is valuable. It is therefore recommended that you contact the ILC on 9381 0600 prior to visiting us to see if an appointment is necessary for the equipment or technology you would like to view. This will ensure that you get the assistance you require when you come in.
View further information about ILC Assistive Equipment Services


What's On at the Independent Living Centre WA in November
ILC OT with young man with disability looking at an ipad with his father seated beside himWhat’s new in AAC?
Drop in and take a look!
ILC invites speech pathologists, occupational therapists and other health professionals to come in and have a look at communication devices and accessories on display at the Independent Living Centre. ILC speech pathologists will be on hand to talk you through the options available, new products and discuss options for particular clients.
Representatives from Liberator and LinkAT will also be in attendance to answer any questions, and LinkAT will host information sessions on Snap+Core First and Eye Gaze Technology.

When: Wednesday 22nd November between 11am and 3:30pm
Where: Independent Living Centre, Training room, The Niche Suite A, 11 Aberdare Road, Nedlands
Cost: Free

Eventbrite - What’s new in AAC
Home Modifications imageAdvanced Home Modifications workshop
At the Advanced Home Modifications workshop, you will be provided with information on the rights of a private home owner when modifying their own home, an understanding of common barriers in the home, and the range of home modification solutions and information on how to review products to determine their suitability for use in home modification practice. You will also practice reviewing a plan and redesigning a home using a case study and be enabled to resource information to enhance practice.

Target audience: The target audience for the workshop includes occupational therapy practitioners and others.

When: Thursday 23rd November from 9am - 4:30pm
Where: Conference Room, The Niche Suite A, 11 Aberdare Road, Nedlands
Cost: Early bird - $300 Standard - $350

Eventbrite - Advanced Home Modifications workshop


DETC imageDementia Education and Training for Carers
The Dementia Education & Training for Carers is coordinated by the Commonwealth Respite & Carelink Centre Metro North and is held on a monthly basis. Come along to meet other carer’s while gaining information from our guest speakers. Take some time out for yourself, share a light lunch and a friendly chat.

10.30am: Meaningful Activities
Karen Northey from Alzheimer’s Australia. Do you find it difficult to know how to fill the day with purpose for your loved one? Karen will be providing tips on activities to engage the person you care for with meaningful activities in the home.

11.30am: Living Independently
Marti Peach, Occupational Therapist from Independent Living Centre WA will provide information on aids, equipment and technology that can assist the person you care for to live as independently as possible.

When: Thursday 23rd November 2017 from 10:30am – 12:30pm.
Where: Currambine Community Centre, 64 Delamere Avenue, Currambine WA 6028
Cost: Free

Eventbrite - Dementia Education and Training for Carers
kelly_home_ot_bathroomHome Modifications for People with Dementia workshop
At the Home Modifications for People with Dementia workshop you will learn about the broad principles for evaluating product and design requirements, barriers and design solutions and resources to assist clinical practice including information from overseas settings, to inform Australia practice.You will also have an opportunity to discuss and problem solve case scenarios from your own work setting.

Target audience: The target audience for the workshop includes occupational therapy practitioners, people working in the building industry, and others.

When: Friday 24th November from 9am - 4:30pm
Where: Conference Room, The Niche Suite A, 11 Aberdare Road, Nedlands
Cost: Early bird - $300 Standard - $350

Eventbrite - Home Modifications for People with Dementia workshop
What's On at the Independent Living Centre WA in December
Examples of some POOD resourcesPragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) 1 Day Overview Workshop

The Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) approach assists people with complex communication needs to learn to understand and express language and to enable autonomous communication. This workshop aims to assist participants to understand the theory and practice related to PODD communication systems. It will provide information about the evidence base for aided language stimulation, a strategy to assist language learning for augmentative and alternative communication.

Target audience: This workshop will be of interest to speech pathologists, occupational therapists, and teachers, support people and families of individuals who have complex communication needs.
When: Monday 11th December, 9am - 4:30pm
Where: Independent Living Centre, Conference Room, The Niche Suite A, 11 Aberdare Road, Nedlands
Cost: Early bird tickets $250, standard tickets $300 (Early bird on sale till COB 10th November)
Morning Tea and Lunch will be provided.

Eventbrite - Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) 1 Day Overview Workshop
What's On at the Independent Living Centre WA in January
AAC 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?

The ILC are offering a practical 6 part workshop series for Speech Pathologists new to the field of AAC and Speech Pathology Graduates. These workshops are designed to give you confidence, practical strategies and resources to work with clients with AAC needs and their support teams. The workshops will involve presentation of information, video examples, hands-on activities and take away activities each week to consolidate learning.

Target Audience: Speech Pathologists new to working with clients with AAC needs and Speech Pathology Graduates.
When: This series is run over 6 weeks from January 9 to February 13, every Tuesday evening from 5pm to 7pm.
Cost: Early bird tickets - $300, Standard tickets - $350
Where: Independent Living Centre, Training Room, 11 Aberdare Road, Nedlands 6009

Eventbrite - AAC in Practice - Hit the ground running!
What's On at the Independent Living Centre WA in February
Rosa standing beside OT Cheryl using Stirex knife with upright handleFundamentals of Assistive Technology workshop
This workshop covers the fundamental skills and knowledge for good AT practice for support staff to make safe decisions. The key concepts in the AT process will be explored as well as how to facilitate a good AT journey for your clients. In addition to this, the practical activities will give participants hands-on experience with equipment for daily living, and utilising good resources of AT information.
Assistive Technologies are one of the key strategies under the NDIS and My Aged Care reforms to support wellness, reablement and participation for clients with disabilities and aged care needs.

Target audience: This workshop is essential for support workers, support coordinators, nursing staff, RAS assessors, local coordinators and planners, activity officers, residential care staff, allied health staff who are new to AT, therapy assistants, pharmacy assistants and suppliers and retail staff.

When: Tuesday 20th February from 8:30 - 12:30pm
Where: Independent Living Centre, Training room, The Niche Suite A, 11 Aberdare Road, Nedlands
Cost: $140

Eventbrite - Fundamentals of Assistive Technology: Enabling frontline staff to understand consumers AT needs
What's On at the Independent Living Centre WA in April
ILC OT with young man with disability looking at an ipad with his father seated beside himFundamentals of Assistive Technology workshop
This workshop covers the fundamental skills and knowledge for good AT practice for support staff to make safe decisions. The key concepts in the AT process will be explored as well as how to facilitate a good AT journey for your clients. In addition to this, the practical activities will give participants hands-on experience with equipment for daily living, and utilising good resources of AT information.
Assistive Technologies are one of the key strategies under the NDIS and My Aged Care reforms to support wellness, reablement and participation for clients with disabilities and aged care needs.

Target audience: This workshop is essential for support workers, support coordinators, nursing staff, RAS assessors, local coordinators and planners, activity officers, residential care staff, allied health staff who are new to AT, therapy assistants, pharmacy assistants and suppliers and retail staff.

When: Thursday 5th April from 8:30 - 12:30pm
Where: Independent Living Centre, Training room, The Niche Suite A, 11 Aberdare Road, Nedlands
Cost: $140

Eventbrite - Fundamentals of Assistive Technology: Enabling frontline staff to understand consumers AT needs
What's on at the Independent Living Centre WA in June
ILC OT with mature lady trialling crutchesFundamentals of Assistive Technology workshop
This workshop covers the fundamental skills and knowledge for good AT practice for support staff to make safe decisions. The key concepts in the AT process will be explored as well as how to facilitate a good AT journey for your clients. In addition to this, the practical activities will give participants hands-on experience with equipment for daily living, and utilising good resources of AT information.
Assistive Technologies are one of the key strategies under the NDIS and My Aged Care reforms to support wellness, reablement and participation for clients with disabilities and aged care needs.

Target audience: This workshop is essential for support workers, support coordinators, nursing staff, RAS assessors, local coordinators and planners, activity officers, residential care staff, allied health staff who are new to AT, therapy assistants, pharmacy assistants and suppliers and retail staff.

When: Thursday 7th June from 8:30 - 12:30pm
Where: Independent Living Centre, Training room, The Niche Suite A, 11 Aberdare Road, Nedlands
Cost: $140

Eventbrite - Fundamentals of Assistive Technology: Enabling frontline staff to understand consumers AT needs
ILC Regional events and activities
AES Country Services visits to your Region

See our Occupational Therapists and Speech Pathologists from the AES 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.

When: Planning for 2018 in Progress

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