Excellence in Innovation Award

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The Insurance Commission sponsors the Excellence in Innovation Award at the WA Disability Support Awards. The Excellence in Innovation Award recognises a person, team or organisation that:

  • is doing or developing new or different approaches that improve outcomes for people with disabilities; and
  • have turned an idea into a solution that increases the independence of people with disability, reduce effort for carers and families or reduces care costs.

The WA Disability Support Awards are an annual event that recognise and reward excellence by people who provide support of the highest standard to increase the quality of life and inclusion for people with disability.

Nominations for the Excellence in Innovation Award can be made to the National Disability Services of Western Australia.

Previous winners of the Excellence in Innovation Award

Year StudentProject
20193 people standing holding the 2019 innovation award from the WA Disability Support Award.Independent Living Centre WAIndependent Living Centre (ILC) WA won the award for its work trialling eye-gaze technology on students with complex physical needs. Using just their eye movement, it allowed them to communicate independently, helping them learn and socialise.  
2018Holly Bridges smiling Holly BridgesHolly Bridges won the award for her neuroplasticity work that helps people with disabilities improve their physical and social presentations.