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Three Cheers for our Volunteers

in Latest News, Stories of Independence

On the morning of Thursday 7 December, VisAbility team members and volunteers gathered to celebrate International Volunteer Day. Celebrated worldwide on 5 December, International Volunteer Day is recognised at the annual Volunteer Morning Tea. This year’s event gave deserving volunteers a few hours to kick back and enjoy one another’s company while enjoying delicious canapés.…

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Ahoy Ryan!

in Our Team's Vision, Stories of Independence

Welcome back to our 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, Youth Support Officer Ryan Honschooten shares his anticipation of his three month adventure at sea. Ryan will almost complete a full circular navigation of the world on…

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Think about your Career Aspirations

in Latest News, Our Team's Vision, Stories of Independence

Are you young and beginning to wonder about your future? Do you have aspirations of being independent and working soon? VisAbility’s Career Development Practitioner, Marion Haas gives us a final insight into the important aspects of finding a job; happiness and passion. “Work is so much more than earning money. As a Career Development Practitioner,…

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When Ruby Met Hilda

in Latest News, Stories of Independence

Welcome back to our 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, young Ruby shares her experience of meeting Assistance Dog in Training Hilda! This is her story. “Hi! My name is Ruby and I am 13…

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Supporting Families

in Latest News, Stories of Independence

  VisAbility Tasmania’s Eastern Shore Children’s Therapy Centre provides much needed support for families to get through the challenges of day to day life. Rokeby residents Joscelyn and Damien Gysen knew that parenthood would be challenging, but with their son Alexander diagnosed with autism and daughter Abigail with ADHD, life just takes that little extra…

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Bowled Over

in Latest News, Stories of Independence

  Ten Pin Bowling team mates Desmond Warner and Marie Ryan don’t let obstacles stand in their way; in fact they bowl right through them.  The pair flew across the ditch from Adelaide to compete in the 2017 Masters games in Tasmania in Ten Pin Bowling in Devonport. Both legally blind, Desmond has 10% vision…

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Wayfinding Assistive Technology in the NDIS

in Be Empowered, Our Team's Vision, Stories of Independence

VisAbility’s Manager of Therapy and Support Services, Seb Della Maddalena, explores the way different assistive technologies are determined as reasonable and necessary under the NDIS. You may not have realised it, but the NDIS has changed the way that we think and speak. Five years ago, had you heard of the National Disability Insurance Scheme…

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