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Reunited thanks to VisAbility – a long lost friendship

Reunion stories can be so uplifting, when people meet as friends, form strong bonds, but then circumstances mean they lose touch before meeting again. At VisAbility we have our own reunion story with an unusual twist. Holiday program As a child Marija Clark, Social Worker at VisAbility, participated in school holiday programs held by the…

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VisAbility to Welcome New Chief Executive Officer

in Latest News, Stories of Independence

VisAbility is delighted to announce that its Board of Directors has appointed Elizabeth Barnes as Chief Executive Officer. Commenting on the appointment, VisAbility Board Chair, Debbie Schaffer OAM said, “as a highly experienced executive in the health and community services sector, Elizabeth will bring significant strategic capability to the role. She has held multiple executive…

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Who’s who in Early Childhood Intervention

in Latest News, Our Team's Vision, Uncategorized

VisAbility’s Manager of Therapy Services Seb Della Maddalena explores what it means to be an Early Childhood Intervention professional, and how this is changing with the roll out of the NDIS. Disability professional service providers typically employ allied health professionals (therapists) from backgrounds in occupational therapy, speech pathology, and physiotherapy. Therapists working in Early Childhood…

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A great production – our Sensory Stories project takes shape

Reading is one of life’s great pleasures. There are so many benefits introducing books to children at a young age. However, for youngsters who are vision impaired or blind, it can be difficult finding books which they can truly appreciate and enjoy. VisAbility recently secured a Telethon Grant from the Channel 7 Telethon Trust to…

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How the ‘power of positivity’ helped Harrison through cancer of the optic-nerve

Harrison Fry’s nickname is ‘Head-banger’ – given to him by his friends because of his love of the rock group ACDC. He plays bass guitar and enjoys singing. The 22-year-old is studying at North Metropolitan TAFE for a Certificate III in Library Information Services. He enjoys research, reading online and technology and has aspirations to…

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Outgoing CEO Dr Clare Allen looks back on her time at VisAbility

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As we say farewell to our outgoing Chief Executive Officer (CEO), we want to say thank-you to Dr Clare Allen. She’s leaving us to take up a new appointment in South Australia after six-and-a-half-years with us. She departs VisAbility soon after the organisation has secured the HESTA Award for Outstanding Organisation and an Australian Institute…

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Magnifying Options

in Latest News, Stories of Independence

A magnifier is a lens or combination of lenses that make something appear larger.

Lindisfarne resident Basil Hickey has a large collection of magnifiers to help aid in his day to day life. Ranging from small to large, electronic and hand held, over the years Basil’s collection has grown.

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