World Down Syndrome Day

21 March 2018 World Down Syndrome Day – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Julie Doran The first World Down Syndrome Day was held in 2006 and has been celebrated on 21st March each year since. The date is not coincidental but chosen specifically to correspond with Trisomy 21. The term trisomy is used to describe the…

Supporting You to Live the Life You Want

16 March 2018 Supporting you to live the life you want – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Anne-Marie Kennedy If your government subsidised services can’t provide the amount of service you need or if they don’t provide the services you want then private care might be the answer. Avec Care, a division of Interchange Australia, can…

The ASDESI Carers’ Network

14 March 2018 The ASDESI Carers’ Network – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Amber Hall Initiated by the Kollege of Knowledge Kommittee for Kids (KKKK), the ASDESI Program (Autism Spectrum Disorder Education Support and Information) is an Interchange Australia program providing support services to children and young people (up to 18 years) with Autism Spectrum Disorder…

Marc: Living His Life To The Fullest

9 March 2018 Marc: Enjoying His Life With Interchange Australia – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Debra Burford Marc is a loving young man who has a quiet, gentle and kind disposition. He understands people in a way few can as he is a great observer and listener. Marc is also bilingual, he can speak and…

Accessibility

7 March 2018 Accessibility – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Suzanne Eustace We all experience some degree of limitation with regards to our mobility at some stage our lives. It can be as simple as a broken limb, surgery, or back ache that requires us to use crutches, a walking stick or even a wheelchair. We…

Share a Smile!

4 March 2018 Share a Smile! – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Wendy Hughes On my way into work on the first day of March, the local radio station announced it was ‘National Share a Smile Day,’ so I emailed a BIG smiley face to colleagues in our Interchange Australia office. Needless to say I received…

A Rewarding Career in Support Work: Meet Tracey

4 April 2018 A Rewarding Career in Support Work: Meet Tracey – By Interchange Australia Human Resources Manager, Lynne Busby In the first week of Tracey’s employment we received feedback from several clients that she was very efficient and professional. We often receive positive feedback from clients about our staff, but this feedback was received…

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

23 February 2018 Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Anne-Marie Kennedy Each February the important topic of ovarian cancer is highlighted through Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. In 2018 it is estimated over 1600 Australian women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Of those women it is estimated just over a 1000 will…

Occupational Therapy

21 February 2017 Occupational Therapy – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Suzanne Eustace Many people struggle to identify the differences between Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy (OT) as the two professions promote essential hands on rehabilitation to help clients. Physiotherapists improve the ability to perform movement of the human body and treat the actual impairment. Occupational Therapists focus…