3. Purpose of Centre of Excellence
“We partner to create a better future for people with
deafblindness through evidence based best practice in
Research and Training”.
4. Framework of CoE
NDIS ILC Grant
in August 2019
5. Objective of Training
►To foster continuous improvement and enhance the skills and
knowledge of service providers, including interpreters, commguides
and allied health staff, to better meet the needs of people with
6. Objective of Research
►To improve policy and practice in deafblindness by better
understanding the needs of people with deafblindness through
partnering with them and their support networks and researchers,
to undertake relevant research which contributes to the current
8. Our core team
Content experts in deafblindness with over 70 years of
knowledge and experience.
Carla Anderson AM, National Director of Centre of Excellence.
Dr. Meredith Prain, Deafblind Consultant.
Dennis Witcombe, Churchill Fellow and Deafblind communication
Alisha Hill, Community Development Worker in Adelaide
9. Virtual or Physical space?
Online presence: Deafblind Information Hub
Hosted by Senses WA in partnership
Online training opportunities specifically on deafblindness
Physical presence: Ablelink Redesigned in partnership with clients
10. Centre of Excellence Activities
Training, Brisbane City Council
11. Centre of Excellence Activities
Social Haptics Training,
Deafblind Personal Development
►A communication plan will be developed and implemented
►Regular updates reports will be included in the newsletter to the key
stakeholders (people with deafblindness, services providers, NDIA,
and many more)