GENERAL SERVICES

Eyes and Independence supports children, adults, and families; and was the first sole provider to offer specialist teaching for children and adults with a vision impairment, and/or orientation and mobility challenges and training. Support can be provided around the clock, including outside of school hours, in the evening, in the workplace or local community, at child care centres, or at a location that best suits the individual and their family.

Services we provide include:

  • Early intervention

  • Transition (home, school, community and workplace)

  • Advice and familiarisation with vision aids and technology

  • Technology assistance (including Apple products)​

  • Assistive Technology (AT) reports for NDIS

  • Family support and training following diagnosis

  • Specialised assessments for learning media (braille, large print, audio)

  • Functional Vision Screening for young children and Adults

  • Assistance and training with daily living and general life skills

  • Orientation and Mobility training (including cane skills)

  • Braille teaching, support and tutoring

  • Training staff in the workplace (for employers and employees)

  • Simulated vision loss activities (including experiences under blindfolds)

  • Educational presentations to groups, schools, workplaces and communities​

  • Zoom/Teams sessions (by negotiation) and school visits (with approval)

NDIS SERVICES

Eyes and Independence has now officially met the Human Services Quality Framework (HSQF) for NDIS Registration with the provision of the following classes of supports under participants' plans.

0103 Assist Prod-Pers Care/Safety

0105 Personal Mobility Equipment

0112 Assistive Equip-Recreation

0113 Vision Equipment

0116 Innov Community Participation

0123 Assistive Prod-Household Task

0124 Comms & Info Equipment

This specific period of registration is from 2 June 2021 - 2 June 2024


  • Group/Centre Activities

  • Participation Community


Business 'Policies' can be accessed on our site, once you or your family member becomes a client/participant. You will be granted a password to access these through the policies page. If you require a reminder, please email eyesandindependence@gmail.com

Five year old reading a book.

Child reading picture book

Kerri Weaver accompanying a woman with cane.

Kerri Weaver with woman using cane

Girl with albinism using an iPad.

Girl with albinism using iPad

FEES AND CHARGES

NDIS Rate:

$170 per hour (plus 1/2 hour travel cost for distances beyond half hour)

Regional travel rates: Negotiation with participant and Supports


JOB ACCESS Rate:

$180 per hour (Orientation & Mobility within the workplace)


BETTER START Update: Access to Better Start funds has now closed