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2015 Australian Charities Report – Perth

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On Monday 20th February the 2015 Australian Charities Report was presented in Perth, hosted by VisAbility. Chaired by Murray Baird, Assistant Commissioner, General Counsel, guests were welcomed by Dr Clare Allen, CEO VisAbility before hearing industry insights from Debra Barnes, COO, VisAbility, David Gilchrist, Director, Curtin Not-for-profit Initiative, and member of the ACNC Advisory Board and Professor Kristy Muir,…

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Steffan Nero Junior Sports star

Steffan bowls over obstacles

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Welcome to our new collection of Stories of Independence; written about you, by you.  Guest writers are invited to share their own personal experiences, or express their views on the world around them. Below, Steffan Nero recounts some of the milestones in his remarkable sporting career. At only 17, Steffan has a passion for both Blind Cricket…

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Stories of Independence – Jayde

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This is Jayde. She describes herself as easy-going. But she shares the same fears as every other teenager, fitting in. Jayde was born with microphthalmia, a developmental disorder of the eyes. Now 15 years of age, she is considered legally blind with almost no vision. This is her story. JAYDE – Stories of Independence from VisAbility…

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Tasmanian team collaborate in Perth

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Given the unique opportunity to combine the wealth of knowledge, practices and processes between VisAbility Tasmania and Western Australia, therapy staff have been given the wonderful opportunity to travel and visit national offices. In October, Occupational Therapist and Orientation & Mobility Specialist Amy Barrett-Lennard visited Tasmania to showcase the ground-breaking Remote Orientation and Mobility Program (ROAM). In…

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Tasmania trials ROAM

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After VisAbility’s recent and exciting merger with Guide Dogs Tasmania, progress was underway to combine the wealth of knowledge, processes and practices! Orientation and Mobility specialist and Occupational Therapist, Amy Barrett-Lennard headed to Tasmania for two days in October to assist the upskill of staff in one of the many areas of client service delivery, Remote Orientation…

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International Volunteer Day Morning Tea

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Earlier today on the 7th December, a Morning Tea was held to celebrate and thank the 260 invaluable and selfless volunteers who serve the VisAbility community. In recognition of International Volunteer Day, VisAbility invited their volunteers who participate in a range of services from Assistive Information services, Gateway services, Guide Dogs WA program, and the…

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