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‘On campus’ centre opens for people with disabilities

A new centre to assist people with disabilities lead fuller lives has opened on the University of Wollongong Innovation Campus.

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IOT, is the allied health practice behind this new space that incorporates some of the latest technology and specialised treatment and rehabilitation equipment.

IOT general manager, Marie Lucas, said the centre is the first of its kind in Wollongong and is intended to offer greater services for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants.

“We have been providing services to NDIS participants in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven districts since 2017,” she said. “And for the first time we can provide a centre for people with disabilities to come and build functional capacity in a safe, inclusive environment.”

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Participants have access to state-of-the-art technology and facilities to help them improve their quality of life. The IOT team includes over 30 occupational therapists, physio therapists and exercise physiologists.

According to Lucas, IOT clinicians have access to some of the best equipment available and can assist NDIS clients to achieve better outcomes. Staff work closely with each client to understand their needs,  create and deliver a tailored action plan and collaborate with support coordinators, carers and family members to ensure clients can achieve their goals.

For more information visit: https://iotah.com.au/capacity-building-centre/