The Insurance Commission of Western Australia (ICWA) has presented a Kondoola therapist with the inaugural Excellence in Innovation Award at the recent WA Disability Support Awards.
The ICWA-sponsored award was given to Holly Bridges for her neuroplasticity work, which helps people with disabilities improve their physical and social presentations. Bridges has also been recognised internationally for her book, Reframe Your Thinking Around Autism, which outlines this work.
Kane Blackman, commission secretary, said ICWA sponsors the award because they “want to promote new and improved care approaches that can improve the lives of Western Australians.”
“Innovation is key in ensuring the disability sector continues to deliver effective and efficient outcomes to people living with a disability,” Blackman said. “This was the first year of the Excellence in Innovation Award, and I have been impressed at the quality of submissions.”
The other finalists for the award were the AT Chat team from the Independent Living Centre WA, the ROAM project team from VisAbility, and Therapy Professional Services – Children’s Services from Rocky Bay.