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We Farewell Double Shot Cafe

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It’s with heavy hearts, that we advise you of the closing of Double Shot café. After 10 years serving our clients, employees, and volunteers, the VisAbility Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to close Double Shot café by the end of this financial year. While it is well loved by everyone, it has…

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Jackson with one of his 3 medals

Jackson takes home gold

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Fourteen-year-old Para-athlete Jackson has returned home to WA after successfully competing at his third national athletics event: the 2017 Australian Athletics Championships in Sydney. Jackson threw 42.48 metres in the U16 Para discus to break the national record in the F12 Para category, which has stood for twenty years. In the U16 Para throw events…

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VisAbility duo jet off to Ireland

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At the end of June two of our remarkable Orientation and Mobility Specialists will be jet setting off to Dublin, Ireland to present at the 16th International Mobility Conference. Taking place from 26 June to 30 June, Amy Barrett-Lennard, a VisAbility Occupational Therapist and Orientation and Mobility Specialist and Jodie Bruce, VisAbility’s Social Worker and…

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Step into Harry’s shoes: living with Albinism

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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. Tomorrow, 13 June, is International Albinism Awareness Day. Below, eighteen-year-old UWA medicine student Harry writes about his experiences living with Albinism. Through sharing this experience, we all have the opportunity…

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Sheryl finds new independence after rapid vision loss

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For Mandurah’s Sheryl Wood, adapting to life with disability has been a rollercoaster of emotions. Earlier this year Sheryl became legally blind after developing an extremely rare condition called persistent placoid maculopathy. Sheryl lost 85% of her vision over a period of just six weeks. She has had to adapt to life with limited vision very quickly, and is…

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NDIS Information Session for Local Coordinators

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Local Coordinators in the Mandurah, Rockingham, Cockburn and Kwinana regions are invited to a professional development information session on VisAbility’s innovative, life-changing services for people with disability. Find out about: Our vision for independence Services and supports available Information on eye conditions Daily living impacts Asking the right questions How to connect with us Event Details…

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Amy published in prestigious publication

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Did you know one of VisAbility’s very own, published an article? Late last year, Occupational Therapist and Orientation and Mobility Specialist Amy Barrett-Lennard published an article in the International Journal of Orientation and Mobility. The article is titled “The ROAM Project Part 1: Exploring new frontiers in video conferencing to expand the delivery of remote…

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Hannah heads to SALSA Camp

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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, Hannah Frederiksen a client of VisAbility Children’s Services recalls the excitement and fun she had at the recent SALSA Camp. The Social and Life Skills Activity Camp (SALSA)…

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Six Curtin University Education Students pose for a photo with Seb, Ryan and Dr Karen Nonis

Empowering a new generation of teachers

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At the beginning of May, VisAbility was given the opportunity to empower the next generation of teachers, encouraging them to “be brave and think outside the box”. VisAbility was invited to speak to Curtin University Education Students; a community initiative facilitated by Dr Karen Nonis, Coordinator of the Bachelor of Education Inclusive Education unit. In…

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