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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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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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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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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 July 2016

Interchange customers Claudia, Kristina and Rita shared a goal they had been working on for a while; they wanted to go on a girls holiday. So with the support of Interchange staff, they worked together to achieve this goal and took a week-long trip to Monkey Mia at the end of June. The girls, supported… Read more »

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16 June 2016

The boys from the Clontarf Foundation Senior A Football Team extended the hand of friendship to Interchange customers this week, with an invitation to watch a home game and join them for a BBQ dinner afterwards. More than 20 Interchange customers and staff attended the game at Clontarf College and the boys did not disappoint, putting on… Read more »

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1 June 2016

Interchange Midland customer Dean Lloyd loves animals. His favourite by far are horses and ponies and he loves to ride at the Bakers Hill Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA). Dean had been seeking volunteer opportunities for a while, but nothing suitable had come up. So when the opportunity came up to do some work at… Read more »

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23 May 2016

We already know we have the best staff going around, but it is a delight when other people notice too! We were contacted by Library Officer Fiona Millar from the City of Gosnells, who had this to say about Community Facilitator, Jo Van Dyk. I am a library officer at The Knowledge Centre, where Keenan comes in each… Read more »

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19 May 2016

The Interchange Customer Social Club got their groove on and hosted yet another awesome event yesterday, with a disco at the Cockburn Youth Centre. More than 70 people from all seven service centres flooded the dancefloor for a boogie, with the most awesome dance moves a close tie between Marc and Derek from Rockingham. Though… Read more »

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