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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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  • ** ILC Display is closed to public on 28th August (Thur) - no pop-ins nor appointments.
  • Call 02-9912 5800 before visiting, to check on your enquiry.
  • We do not sell any products.
  • We provide information about AT products and suppliers.

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

Everyone Connects - Project Updates

July 9, 2014

The Everyone Connects Pilot Project finished recently, with a very successful workshop at Bathurst. We’ve had an overwhelmingly positive response from participants.
Many people were inspired to build their communication skills, try new apps, accessories and options to access devices, to use telecommunications to connect to the digital world!
We have created a number of Educational Modules, Assistive Technology Demonstrations and Information sheets, so everyone can connect!

We are delighted at the outcomes and would like to thank the Telstra Foundation – working in partnership on this project has enabled so many people with complex communication needs to connect.
Harriet Korner, Client Services Manager, ILCNSW

.. more about Everyone Connects

ILC at Polio Australia Health and Wellness Retreat

May 14, 2014

Polio Australia facilitated a 4 day/3 night Polio Health and Wellness Retreat in May for polio survivors and their partners. It was held from Thursday 8 May to Sunday 11 May 2014.
ILC NSW was present at the Health Retreat on 9 May.

Occupational Therapist Christie Moore from ILC Client Services Team set up an information area to discuss all the possibilities with Assistive Technology.

Everyone Connects Workshops news

February 7, 2014

The first of many "Everyone Connects" Workshops kicked off on 6-Feb. ILCNSW is running these with support from the Telstra Foundation- helping people with complex communication needs to connect. We had a really interested group on the first day.

Rebecca and Yi Hueih showed to attendants some of the specialised AT we had, including eye gaze technology. At the workshop we had lots of interest in mobile technologies and apps for communications and telecommunications.
** Rebecca and Yi Hueih were still smiling when finished.
Next workshop date is on 29 May - contact us if you 'd like to come - help@ilcnsw.asn.au

Harriet Korner, Client Services Manager, ILCNSW

Upcoming Events

Sep
1

Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) Workshops - 2014 Spring

1 September 2014 - 14 October 2014

PODD Workshops will be of interest to anyone who is supporting communication for people requiring augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). ILCNSW will be running 3 PODD Workshops in Spring 2014.
Venue: Northcott Building, No 1 Fennell St, Parramatta

1) PODD Introductory Workshop
Date: 1st - 2nd September 2014
Time: 8.30am Registration; Workshop 9.00am – 4.30pm
Presenter: Harriet Korner, Speech Pathologist
This Two Day Introductory Workshop focus on understanding and applying use of the direct access PODD communication systems, with an emphasis on creating communication environments at home, in early education and in school settings. Examples will include children with cerebral palsy, autism and developmental disabilities.
... for more info and registration

2) PODD for Speech Generating Devices Woskshop
Date: 13 October 2014
Time: 8.30am Registration; Workshop 9.00am – 4.30pm
Presenter: Gayle Porter, Senior Speech Pathologist, CPEC
This workshop will provide training in the principles and practical aspects of implementing PODD communication systems using high tech devices, including dynamic systems for speech generating devices and mobile technologies.
** Prerequiste: Introductory PODD Workshop.
... for more info | and to register

3) PODD Alternative Access Workshop
Date: 14 October 2014
Time: 8.30am Registration; Workshop 9.00am – 4.30pm
Presenter: Gayle Porter, Senior Speech Pathologist, CPEC
This Workshop provides participants to learn about the new resource that will be published soon, providing alternative access resources for implementing PODD communication systems, and allowing participants to practice in using a range of access methods.
** Prerequiste: Introductory PODD Workshop.
... for more info | and to register

Contact: Harriet Korner
email harriet@ilcnsw.asn.au

Oct
15

Seamless Living - Introduction to Smart Home Technology

15 October 2014

Venue: ILC NSW
Date and Time: 15-October-2014 (Wednesday) 9am-4:00pm
Location: Westpoint Blacktown NSW
Parking: Level 4 via Alpha St Express Ramp
Instructors: ILC Occupational Therapists
- Ruwani Siriwardene, Esther Huber and Christie Moore

Seamless Living?
Can Smart Home technology enable this?
With so many different ‘smart’ products on the market, how do you know which one to choose ? Discover the features of the various products and find out how to apply them to clients. Get a grip of the latest technology in a hands on environment, including live demonstrations inside ILC Smart Home Display
.... for more info
Email Training Co-ordinator | welcome@ilcnsw.asn.au

Nov
13

ILC Training - Dementia Technology

13 November 2014

Venue: ILC NSW, Blacktown
Date and Time: 26th May 2014 (Mon) 9am-4:30pm
Address: Westpoint, Shop 4019, 17 Patrick St, Blacktown
Parking: Level 4 Carpark via Alpha St Express Ramp
Instructors: Rebecca Howard, Ruwani Siriwardene and Harriet Korner

The course is designed as an introduction for therapists, aged care workers and others involved in the care of a person diagnosed with dementia. The workshop explores assistive technology and strategies to promote independence and to enable people to remain safe in their environment.
Areas covered include:
- Orientation and memory loss
- Maintaining relationships
- Communication and decision-making
- Equipment to make everyday living easier
- Home environment and safety
- Medication management
.... for more info

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