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Between the cracks

in Latest News, Stories of Independence

Award winning Tasmanian Artist Duncan Meerding always had a passion for creating. When his vision deteriorated in 2005, he was left with less than 5 per cent vision concentrated around the peripheral field. At that point he didn’t think he could make anything again. ‘I was lucky enough to find out about a safety course…

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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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