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WA’s new World Class Hospital

VisAbility was recently thrilled to have the opportunity to go on a behind-the-scenes tour at the new Perth Children’s Hospital before it opened to patients. Associate Professor and PCH Head of Ophthalmology, Geoffrey Lam, invited VisAbility’s CEO Dr Clare Allen, Executive Manager Client Services Kary Macliver, and Manager Therapy and Support Services Seb Della Maddalena…

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Embrace your Differences on IAAD

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“Embrace your differences, believe in yourself and don’t give up”. These are just a few of the mottos that young Karin Boulton lives by. The bubbly and positive high-schooler lives with Albinism, and she does not let this stand in her way of socialising, making friends or playing sport. Today is International Albinism Awareness Day,…

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Organisational Tips for Camps and Sporting Activities

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Have you ever found yourself staring at a group of bags gathered together and wondering ‘where on earth did I put mine?’ If you’ve ever flown on an airplane, you might have experienced a feeling of panic as you noticed your black-coloured suitcase was one of 20 identical others quietly circling the luggage carousel. If you are someone living with…

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Dangerous Animals at Holiday Fun Club

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On the last day of the April School holidays, seven budding biologists headed to the Perth hills to discover the many wild, harmful and dangerous creatures living in Australia. After a stop at Sculpture Park for an adventure through the magnificent playground, followed by a yummy homemade wrap, our biologists were soon clambering back on…

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New Program to Improve Access to Print Materials

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It has just been announced that VisAbility is one of two service providers to be included in the Federal Government’s Print Disability Services Program for 2018-2021. In the new program, the Federal Government is providing $5.7 million to produce alternative formats of printed and digital material to meet the needs of people living with a print disability. This…

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Understanding Childhood Vision Impairment

By Seb Della Maddalena, Manager, Therapy and Support Services “When I first started working in vision impairment, I thought it was a narrow field (no pun intended). After a few months that perception quickly changed. Lighting is a good example to demonstrate how varied vision impairment strategies can be. Some people with vision impairment benefit…

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What happens in a day of an Occupational Therapist in Hobart?

“Hi, I’m Seb and I am currently working as an OT at VisAbility Children’s Therapy Centre in Bellerive.  Hobart is such a gorgeous place! At the Children’s Therapy Centre, we work closely with families and children so that they are given the best opportunity to reach their full potential. The role is quite varied, which…

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