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Our purpose is to provide impartial advice, information and leadership on assistive technology that builds possibilities for choice.

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Advice

We provide information and advice to people about assistive technology solutions for independent living.

Expertise

We are a recognised leader in the field of assistive technology and accessible built environments. We provide expertise through consultation, training and publications.

Education

We are a registered training organisation providing VETAB approved, competency-based training for allied health and built environment professionals.

Awareness

We conduct group tours at our display centre and give community talks to spread awareness about Assistive Technology and its role in aiding independent living.

 

Latest News

Leap to 2016 - Happy New Year

January 8, 2016

Happy 2016 everyone!
ILCNSW staff was back on Monday 4-January. 2016 will be another busy and exciting year in reaching out and delivering services to our clients.
Check the dates of our popular Trainings;
download our 2016 Training Calendar
The second edition of the Helpful Handbook for Memory Loss is just published
download the 2016 Handbook

You can Connect with ILCNSW by:
- post your comments and likes on facebook
- call ILC Infoline on 1300 452 679
- search AT Magic Database on www.ilcnsw.asn.au
- watch our YouTube channel
- drop in to tour our Smart Display at Blacktown
- or experience the time-saving informative virtual display
We look forward to assisting you in finding relevant AT possibilities for your needs in 2016.

2015 NDIS New World Conference: Disability in the 21st Century

November 2, 2015

Brisbane Conference & Exhibition Centre, October 27 – 29, 2015
Independent Living Centre NSW were exhihibiting, at Booth 50.
Staff attended the 3 days-conference include CEO Robyn Chapman, Client Services Team Manager Bec Howard, OT Rebecca Hilton, AT Mentor Carolinea and Senior OT Tracee-Lee. Visitors at our exhibiting booth were able to experience Endless Possibilities with Assistive Technology.

Conference highlights

About the conference

Everyone Connects Australia - October 2015 Updates

October 12, 2015

Since the start of the 2015-2016 financial year, ILC Everyone Connects Australia (ECA) Team were in full-steam, running the Consumer Workshops and the In-depth Training programs. Places they have visited include: Blacktown, Bunbury, Canberra, Coffs Harbour, Darwin, Katherine, Melbourne, Perth and Wollongong. Responses from the participants have been very positive.
Until early December, the Team will be bringing the ECA workshops and trainings to the following towns/cities:
- QLD - Brisbane
- TAS - Launceston
- VIC - Frankston
- SA - Gilles Plains
Check out the ILC ECA page for the Workshop dates.
.... more about Everyone Connects

Guide to Planning Bathrooms and Kitchens (2015 Edition)

August 19, 2015

The WAIT is over!
ILC NSW has revised this popular guide, 2015 edition is available for purchase.

Bathrooms and kitchens require special attention in the planning phase. Once they are built, they are expensive to alter or modify. This Guide provides advice on planning bathrooms and kitchens for people with specific needs.

The 2015 edition presents an update reviewing circulation and access requirements taking into consideration new sizes of wheelchairs, walkers and other mobility aids. The revised edition also:
- includes additional information based on carers needs to facilitate access to and within the bathroom;
- provides a general overview of the latest innovative assistive technology available for home modifications and retrofits.

Download the order form
For more information about the Guide, call ILC Reception 1300 452 679.

Home Modifications Course from ILC NSW

June 1, 2015

ASQA has approved the inclusion of our Home Mods course on our RTO scope. ILC NSW is offering the national recognised competency, CPPACC5016A Provide Expert Access Advice on Renovations to Private Dwellings, as a two day course on Home Mods for built environment and allied health professionals. This course is an additional unit of competence towards a Cert IV or Diploma in Access Consulting.
Trainers include: Queenie Tran, M.Arch (UNSW) MACA; Hamish Murray, Access Consultant; Esther Huber, OT
2015 Dates
Albury: 14, 15 September
Blacktown: 13,14 October
** we can deliver this course by arrangement for a group of 10+

Interested?
Contact Elaine on 02 9912 5800 or email
or Register online
... more about the Home Mods Course

Everyone Connects Australia - Project Updates (August 2015)

August 19, 2015

Since July 2015, ILC Everyone Connects Australia (ECA) Team has successfully run both the Consumer Workshops and the In-depth Training programs in Blacktown, Canberra, Coffs Harbour and Darwin. Responses from the participants have been very positive.
In the next few months, the ECA Team will be running the workshops and trainings in the following cities/towns:
- Katherine, NT
- Wollongong, NSW
- Melbourne, VIC
- Frankston, VIC
- Launceston, TAS
- Gilles Plains, SA
- Perth, WA
- Bunbury, WA
- Brisbane, QLD
- Townsville, QLD

Check out the ILC ECA page for the Workshop dates.
.... more about Everyone Connects

Upcoming Events

Feb
25

2016 Training Calendar and 2 New Courses

25 - 26 February 2016

The ILC Training Team reviewed the courses and has prepared the training calendar for 2016. Check out the courses and their dates,
download 2016 Training Calendar here.

We have two new courses on Powered Wheelchairs run in February. They are:
* 25Feb: Introduction to Powered Wheelchairs .. more info
* 26Feb: Power Assist .. more info

Mar
11

ILC Training - Easing the Pressure

11 March 2016

Venue: ILC NSW, Blacktown
Date and Time: 11th March (Fri) 9am-4:30pm
Address: Westpoint, Shop 4019, 17 Patrick St, Blacktown
Parking: Level 4 Carpark via Alpha St Express Ramp
Instructor: Tracee-Lee Maginnity

With so many different pressure-relieving products on the market, how do you know which one to choose and when to apply it? Discover the features and properties of the various products and find out how to apply them to clients at risk of developing pressure sores.
This course includes an overview of pressure and covers the following:
- Identify pressure sore risks
- Pressure sore management methods
- Critical assessment of cushion features and properties
- Clinical reasoning for cushion selection
- Introduction to pressure mapping as a tool
.... for more info
download course flyer

Mar
14

ILC Everyone Connects: CONSUMER EXPO

14 March 2016

Venue: IILC NSW
Location: Westpoint Blacktown
Date: 14 March 2016
Time: 10:30am - 2:30pm
Cost: FREE

The Independent Living Centre NSW, in collaboration with the Telstra Foundation, is presenting an expo for people with complex communication needs.
..check for a flyer from 2015 Workshop
Interested? Need to speak to ECA Team? Call ECA on 02 9912 5814 or email EveryoneConnects@ilcnsw.asn.au

.. more about ILC Everyone Connects

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