2016 State Forum

Blind Citizens WA is pleased to host our 2016 State Forum. All welcome.

Blind Citizens WA 2016 State Forum
Saturday 25 June 2016
12:00 – 4:00pm (11.30am registration)
Perron Centre (Visability Building)
61 Kitchener Avenue, Victoria Park
Lunch and afternoon tea provided.
Cost: $10


12noon – Lunch.

12:30 – 1:00 – Welcome and Introduction of Blind Citizens Australia President Emma Bennison (Tasmania) and CEO Leah Van Poppel (Victoria).

1:00 – 1:45an – Concurrent Sessions

NDIS / WA NDIS with special guests Marita Walker (National Disability Insurance Agency), Pamela Toster (WA NDIS), Grace King (Consumer / Planner with NDIS) and Pam Barras (Consumer, WA NDIS).


Stay On Your Feet – an interactive presentation with peer volunteer Levit from the Injury Control Council of WA covering nutrition, exerise, medication and ways to prevent falls.

1:45 – 2:15 – Specialist Services for People Who Are Blind or Vision Impaired with special guests Kary Macliver (Visability), Greer Gerson and Greg Madson (Vision Australia), and Matthew Wittorff (Senses Australia).as well as Blind Citizens Australia Executive Officer Leah Van Poppel and President Emma Bennison.

Concurrent Workshops – 2:45pm – 3:45pm

How Do We Hold Our Heads High? – A group discussion led by BCA Women’s Branch and BCWA Member Karen Passmore.


Men’s Sheds and More with BCWA Member Trevor Dawson.

3:45 – 4:00 – Afternoon Tea.

To RSVP or for more information, please contact Dee Ferris on 0438 687 768 or email bcwa@westnet.com.au by Thursday 23 June 2016.

Blind Citizens WA thanks People With Disability WA for its support of our 2016 State Forum through its Releasing Our Capacity project.