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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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  • 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 Announcement

October 10, 2014

ILC NSW is very pleased to announce a new partnership with the Telstra Foundation, expanding Everyone Connects nationally, project named Everyone Connects Australia.

In the pilot project, workshops were run in metro, regional and rural NSW. The overwhelmingly positive responses from participants, demonstrated the need for young people with communication disabilities have to experiment and learn. Workshop attendants were inspired to try new devices, app and options to connect to the digital world!
In 2015, ILC NSW will develop more trainings and resources for public working and/or living with people with complex communication needs.
We look forward to a Everyone Connects Australia!
Harriet Korner, Client Services Manager, ILC NSW

.. access Everyone Connects resources

Everyone Connects - Pilot 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.

Upcoming Events

Oct
31

ILC Assistive Technology Expo

31 October 2014

Venue: Independent Living Centre NSW
Date and Time: 31st October 2014 (Friday) 10am-5pm
Location: Westpoint Blacktown NSW
Parking: Level 4 via Alpha St express ramp

ILCNSW is holding a free Assistive Technology Expo. This Expo is designed for people with disabilities, consumers, carers and family members. Independent Living Centre is all about helping people to explore possibilities for choice. Questions like:
What should I consider when choosing Assistive Technology?
How can I find out what is available? Where can I get advice?
How will an Allied Health Professional assist me?


To help you answer these questions and much more….. Come and join us at the ILC Assistive Technology Expo!
Click here to Register online
.... Download Expo flyer
Call Odelle on 02 9912 5806 or email events@ilcnsw.asn.au

Nov
27

ILC Training - Manual Wheelchair Prescription

27 - 28 November 2014

Venue: Northcott Building
Address: No. 1 Fennell St, Parramatta NSW
Date: 27 and 28 November 2014
Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Instructors: Tracee-Lee Maginnity

This two day course covers clinical aspects of manual wheelchair prescription, and provides hands-on investigation of manual wheelchair features.
Areas covered include:
- Measuring a client for a manual wheelchair
- Clinical reasoning in manual wheelchair assessment
- Product knowledge and manual wheelchair feature update
- Transportation and handling of manual wheelchairs
- Environmental considerations and constraints
.... for more info
download flyer for the course

Dec
4

ILC Training - Dementia Technology

4 December 2014

Venue: ILC NSW, Blacktown
Date and Time: 4th December 2014 (Thu) 9am-4:30pm
Address: Westpoint, Shop 4019, 17 Patrick St, Blacktown
Parking: Level 4 Carpark via Alpha St Express Ramp
Instructors: Ruwani Siriwardene and Esther Huber

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
download flyer for the course

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