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ATSA Independent Living Expo attracts a full house

The ATSA Independent Living Expo in Melbourne was a record breaker for visitor and exhibitor numbers. The extensive seminar program was popular with healthcare professionals. Rachael Schmidt’s presentation on person-centred decision making in positioning and seating was a highlight for occupational therapist Philippa Coull.  According to Coull, there are concerns about NDIS information which Schmidt […]

NDIS challenging for OTs, suppliers

Providers and OTs had plenty of questions for NDIS campaign manager, Katherine McLellan at the ATSA Expo.  The expo was a great opportunity to speak to NDIS participants, service and equipment providers and therapists, McLellan told F2L. “Many of the equipment providers had questions about how to register under the scheme particularly if they are a national […]

Keeping kids moving in a model way

An engaging three year old and a cute model toy car were bound to attract a big turnout at this ATSA Expo seminar. Go Baby Go was all about motivating children to move and is part of a new program that provides early mobility and social opportunities for children using a dinky car. Tracee-lee Maginnity from […]

Enormous opportunities in Accessible Tourism

When it comes to accessible tourism, it all comes down to having the right information in the right place. These were the key points to emerge from a NSW Government Accessible Tourism Forum held at Parliament House recently. A collaborative approach was crucial towards making products and services more accessible and more mainstream was the […]

New resource for spinal cord injuries attendant care

A one-stop-shop for people with severe brain or spinal cord injury has been launched. The new ‘Living with Attendant Care’ website carries wide ranging detailed information and numerous resources including fact sheets, videos and links to relevant organisations. The site also provides personal accounts of having an attendant care in the home with people with […]