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Stories and updates from our staff and customers

13 February 2017

Sculptor, reptile fan and Interchange Myaree customer, Samantha Muller, has added a new slithering sculpture to her collection. This green tree python is the latest in a long line of awesome animal paper mache sculptures that Sam has created with the support of Community Facilitator, Andrew. After creating a fish the last time around, Sam… Read more »

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18 January 2017

In many ways, Michael Gray is your typical 21 year old guy. He loves music, socialising and gaming, and he can pull some smooth moves on the dancefloor. However, he also lives with two disabilities: Autism and ADHD. Michael is conscious that sometimes his disability causes him to say things without thinking. “Sometimes my disability… Read more »

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28 November 2016

Cooking has always interested Interchange Myaree customer, Lily Whineray, but it wasn’t until she moved into her own home that she began to take it really seriously. Moving into her own pad with her partner gave Lily the motivation to step things up a notch, after regularly attending group cooking classes at the Hilton PCYC…. Read more »

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1 November 2016

When Maurice Ukich first joined Interchange in 1991, he was quiet, reserved and fearful of people. Since then, he has spent 25 years growing, challenging himself and adding to his list of firsts. Maurice spent a lot of time at the North Fremantle Football Club in his early days, where he met and became friends… Read more »

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1 November 2016

Michael Mike Erkelens is the resident social butterfly at Interchange and we are incredibly proud to have supported him for the past 25 years. He always greets everyone with a smile and a hello, and he’s the first to put his hand up to organise any social occasion. When we started supporting Mike, his primary… Read more »

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1 November 2016

Liz Carson never forgets a family birthday. She has an uncanny ability to remember the birthdays of every family member and makes sure she helps them celebrate their special day each year. But that’s just the type of woman Liz is – warm, engaging and lots of fun to be around. Liz herself is turning… Read more »

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20 September 2016

Interchange Maddington customer, Dylan Douyere, has bagged a bevy of medals for his efforts as a key player in the Fremantle CBC All Abilities Football Team. We are incredibly proud of Dylan for his commitment to the game and to his team, who hosted their Fairest and Best Medal Count last Friday night. Dylan missed… Read more »

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16 September 2016

Interchange Midland customer, Sarah, has taken life by the handlebars with the purchase of a second hand bike. She wants to get fit and recently included a goal in her NDIS plan to buy a bike and start riding regularly. And she didn’t waste any time getting started, getting straight on the case in the… Read more »

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9 August 2016

Puppetry program to express emotion through the Arts Interchange is incredibly excited to launch a bespoke puppetry workshop program next month, thanks to the City of Melville’s Community Partnership Funding program. We will engage Fremantles Spare Parts Puppet Theatre to help develop and deliver workshops for adults with disability, which will culminate in the performance… Read more »

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8 August 2016

A group of four customers from three Interchange Service Centres have dramatically improved their confidence and presentation skills through the completion of an Interchange Customer Champion public speaking program. The program pilot was a first for Interchange, with the participants sponsored to complete the two month program with the support of their key Community Facilitators…. Read more »

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