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Keen explorers to set sail on the Leeuwin

in Latest News, Stories of Independence

  Ten adventurous youths with vision impairment from our Children and Youth Services are preparing to embark on a week-long Leeuwin Ocean Adventure voyage thanks to the support of Telethon and the Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation. The youths will undertake a seven-day Youth Explorer voyage on the STS Leeuwin, a unique three-masted 1850’s barquentine, from 16 –…

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Remembering Stan Perron AM

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VisAbility’s Board, executive, staff and clients extend heartfelt sympathy to the Perron family in remembrance of Stan Perron AM, a truly remarkable and inspirational man. As VisAbility Life Members, Stan and Jean and their family have been significant supporters of our work, particularly our children’s services. Stan’s involvement with VisAbility goes back almost 60 years,…

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Kim’s canine training wins award

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Congratulations to Kim Ryan, Tasmania’s Coordinator for Guide Dogs Services who’s puppy program won the prestigious Derek Freeman Scholarship from the International Guide Dog Federation last month for her work on Guide Dog puppy development. Kim’s obvious passion and dedication to Guide Dog services has paid off to receive international recognition. The project aims to…

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VisAbility, Only a Phone Call Away

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Welcome back to our collection of Stories of Independence. Guest writers are invited to share their own personal experiences, or express their views on the world around them. Below, Dorothy Lee, a client in VisAbility’s Community Activity Centre shares her journey from her diagnosis of vision impairment, to how finding a fun and like-minded community has brought her independence…

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2018 VisAbility Awards

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On Saturday 17 November, we were delighted to hold the Biannual VisAbility Awards at our VisAbility Family Picnic, and recognise many highly deserving recipients in our community. The VisAbility Awards celebrate the achievements of ‘People and Places’ who share our vison for independence. Enjoying the warm Spring afternoon, winners and their families gathered to celebrate. Special guests,…

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