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 September.
|Nedlands 'Drop By' times
|ILC '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.
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|What's On at the Independent Living Centre WA in July
|Dementia Education and Training for Carers
The Respite and Carelink Centre aims to improve the quality of life for people living with dementia by supporting their Carers. One way we achieve this is through running Dementia Education and Training sessions for Carers. We hold regular sessions to enhance carer skills and connecting our Carers to key information about dementia.
Amana Living – McCusker Nurse
Liz Scott McCusker Nurse will be presenting information regarding inappropriate sexual behaviours for people living with someone with dementia. Liz will also discuss the challenges around managing your loved ones behaviours and the emotions associated with it.
Target Audience: North Metro Carers who care for someone with dementia.
When: Thursday, 26 July 2018, 10:30am – 1:00pm
Where: Currambine Community Centre, 64 Delamere Avenue, Currambine WA 6028
|What's On at the Independent Living Centre WA in September
|Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) Introductory 2 day 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 13th and Friday 14th September, 9am - 4:30pm
Where: Conference Room, The Niche, Suite A, 11 Aberdare Road, Nedlands
Cost: Standard - $550
|Teaching Movements for Communication Workshop
This intensive five day workshop will provide participants with an in depth opportunity to explore the movement differences associated with cerebral palsy, other significant neurological movement impairments (eg Rett Syndrome, Prader Willi Syndrome), and severe sensory processing challenges. There will be a focus on identifying these posture and movement challenges in relation to their impact on communication development, assessment and intelligibility. A range of strategies and a process to teach movements for communication will be demonstrated.
Target audience:Teams who are working with children who have severe physical and sensory challenges and are struggling to access augmentative communication systems.
When: Monday 24th September to Friday 28th September, 9am - 4:30pm
Where: Gladys Newton School, 93 Balga Avenue, Balga WA 6061
|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.
When: Planning for the second half of 2018 in Progress
Where: Expressions of interest are being sort, therapist are available for appointments and presentations. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1300 855 886
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