What’s On

The Independent Living Centre WA 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, as well as for clients, family members and carers. Workshops are delivered by different teams within the organisation, based on their team’s skills and expertise.

ILC offers customised training and professional development which is developed to suit your own, or your organisation’s, specific needs.

ILC offers services to rural and remote areas of Western Australia. You can view their upcoming trips here.

Quick links to our monthly calendars:

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.

Dementia Australia: 10:30am – 11:30am
Kim McNally from Dementia Australia will be providing a presentation on the Dementia Care Navigator. The Dementia Care Navigator is a service that aims to make it simpler for Australians to learn about government-supported aged care services and how to access them.

Heart2Heart Connections: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Bianca Briggs from Heart2Heart Connections is presenting information on behavioural changes relating to dementia. Bianca will share some practical hints from her experience supporting people living with dementia.

The presentation will be followed by a light lunch.

Target audience: North Metro carers who care for a family member or friend with dementia.

When: Monday 20th January 2020, 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
Strategy to See: Strategies for Students with Cortical Visual Impairment

This is a unique opportunity to hear Diane Sheline, joining us from the United States, talk about identification of children with CVI, current research, and simple techniques and strategies to use with children who have a diagnosis of CVI (or some other form of brain damage related vision loss). Cortical Visual Impairment, or CVI, is now the leading cause of visual impairment in children in developed countries. 

Target audience: Teachers, therapists, parents, and others who are involved with individuals with CVI

When: Monday 24 February 2020, 9am-12.30pm
Where: Conference Room, The Niche, 11 Aberdare Road, Nedlands
Cost: $25 (Morning Tea included)

What's On at the Independent Living Centre WA in March
Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) 2-Day Introductory Workshop

The PODD approach provides strategies to support the design, production and implementation of communication systems to enable genuine communication for a variety of functions in all daily environments. PODD includes strategies to minimise some of the common difficulties associated with the use of multi-level communication books.

Target audience: Speech pathologists, occupational therapists, teachers and parents of individuals who have complex communication needs. Family members and support people of someone using PODD, and those considering high tech PODD.

When: Thursday 5th and Friday 6th March, 9.00am - 4.30pm
Where: Conference Room, The Niche, 11 Aberdare Road, Nedlands
Cost: $550 Standard; $470 AGOSCI Member

ILC Regional events and activities
Country Services visit to the Albany region

See our Occupational Therapist, Caroline Sandover, who will be visiting the Albany region to provide information and advice. We will have a range of assistive equipment with us to trial at the Albany Show.

When: 7-13 November 2019

Where: Albany, and the Albany Show, Friday 8-Saturday 9 November, Western Pavilion, Albany Showgrounds, 88 Cockburn Rd, Albany
More information available here