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Positive AACtion Information Kit available now!

26th September 2019

Rocky Bay has developed a first-of-its-kind resource for therapists and teams working with children and adults who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). The Positive AACtion Kit – Information Kit for AAC Teams includes evidence-based information sheets and templates to assist parents, teachers and others involved in selecting, trialling and using communication systems, providing you with access to quality information for training and support, with an emphasis on the need …

Adam’s rehab journey

26th September 2019

When 43-year-old Adam Hewber first came to Rocky Bay for therapy in 2009, he had been diagnosed with familial spastic paraparesis (FSP). His condition was slowly deteriorating; he’d lost postural control and was considering spinal surgery to insert a rod to help stabilise it and required a powered wheelchair for mobility. A rare condition affecting an estimated 1,775 people in Australia and over 500,000 affected globally, FSP is a group …

Royal Fremantle Charity Golf Day 2019

11th September 2019

Join Rocky Bay at the prestigious Royal Fremantle Charity Golf Day for a great day of golf, goodwill and the chance to meet West Coast Eagles superstar, Glen Jakovich! The long-running event will be held on Friday 18 October 2019 at the prestigious Royal Fremantle Golf Club. The day promises to combine your love of spending a work day on the golf course, with the goodwill of knowing there are …

Public submissions now open for the Royal Commission

30th August 2019

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability is now accepting public submissions that will form part of the commission’s records. The Royal Commission is seeking information on a range of issues, including: Incidents of violence, abuse and/or neglect Complaint process and outcomes Access to places and services Quality and safety of disability specific services Best practice and innovation If you wish to make a submission …

Stroke – a life changer

29th August 2019

Shirley Howell, a 47-year-old mother of one, had her life turned upside down following a stroke in 2007 at the age of 35. An independent and active young woman who enjoyed swimming and running, Shirley was left with reduced mobility and strength in her right leg, loss of function in her right arm, reduced endurance and fitness, communication impairments, and reduced postural control and spatial awareness. Prior to the stroke, …
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