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intellectual disability

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 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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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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31 May 2016

Interchange WA is very proud to become the first disability support provider in Australia to offer specialist non-violent crisis intervention (NVCI) training to staff, certified by the international behaviour management organisation, Crisis Prevention Institute. Our very own Trainer, expert and Midland Service Centre Manager, John Fulker, who has more than 10 years’ experience in NVCI… 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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13 May 2016

Interchange customer, Dwayne Colmer, has embarked on a project to restore an antique set of timber drawers, and discovered a new passion and skillset in the process. The tallboy drawers were donated to Dwayne by his key Community Facilitator at Interchange, Michelle Maley, when she noticed that the set he had was starting to fall apart…. Read more »

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15 October 2015

Seven Interchange customers had their work featured in the recent As We Are art exhibition, for people who have an intellectual disability. The exhibition, which featured a record number of entries this year, was held at Central Park in Perth and ran from October 5 to 16. Rockingham customers Matt and Lorica, together with Spearwood… Read more »

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