About Us

Everyone, regardless of physical or cognitive ability, needs a way to communicate, have access to education and have control of everyday technology.

Link Assistive is an Australian supplier of Sensory, Interactive and Assistive Technologies. Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices and software, computer access products, products for Special Education and mounting equipment are part of our product portfolio.

We are looking forward to getting in touch with you!

Link Assistive is a registered NDIS provider.

Jade Bilusich

Jade Bilusich

Interactive Learning Specialist (Occupational Therapist)

Meet Jade

Brianna Meldrum

Brianna Meldrum

Office Manager

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Charlene Cullen

Charlene Cullen

Assistive Technology Specialist (Speech Pathologist)

Meet Charlene

Melissa Holliday

Melissa Holliday

Office Assistant

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Amy Litton

Amy Litton

Assistive Technology Specialist (Speech Pathologist)

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David Vasanji

David Vasanji

IT Support & Repairs

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Name Bas Tijdhof
Job Title Managing Director
Qualifications Bachelor of Engineering (Human Kinetic Technology)

Bachelor of Science (Human Movement)

Brief Work History
Bas graduated from The Hague University in 1997 and VU University in 1998.

Bas has worked for 9 years as an Assistive Technology advisor in the Netherlands. Providing everything from assessment to implementation of communication and computer access solutions for children and adults with disabilities.

Bas worked as an Account Manager for Tobii AB – the world leader in eye tracking technology.

Bas founded Link Assistive in 2008. 

Additional Skills / Certification PRINCE project management

Business plan writing

Member of Entrepreneurs Organization South Australia

Product Specialisation Eye Gaze Technologies

Mounting

Interactive Projection Technologies

Location Adelaide, South Australia
Days of Work Full time
Interests / Hobbies outside of Work Love traveling with my family, playing guitar and tennis

 

Name Brianna Meldrum
Job Title Office Manager
Qualifications Diploma of Arts (Technical Production)
Brief Work History
Worked for 17 years in Performing Arts Production and Stage Management working locally, nationally and internationally.

Started with Link Assistive in 2015 making good use of her organising skills.

Additional Skills / Certification Parenting
Product Specialisation Databases and logistics
Location Adelaide, South Australia
Days of Work Full time
Interests / Hobbies outside of Work The great outdoors!

Melissa Holliday

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Name David Vasanji
Job Title IT Support & Repair Specialist
Qualifications Diploma of Information Technology

Bachelor of Commerce

Brief Work History Graduated from University of Adelaide in 2007.

Worked for 6 years as an ICT Project Manager.  Managed the SA Health Hospital Paging System.

Managed Disability SA Nurse Call Systems.

Started working for Link Assistive in 2016.

Additional Skills / Certification E-commerce

Project Management

Product Specialisation Eye Gaze Technologies

Interactive Projection Technologies

Nurse Call Systems

Paging Systems

Location Adelaide, South Australia
Days of Work Monday to Friday
Interests / Hobbies outside of Work Running an e-commerce business, being a dad to my 2 year old daughter.
Name Jade Bilusich
Job Title Interactive Learning Specialist – Occupational Therapist
Qualifications Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy)
Brief Work History Graduated from UniSA in 2007.

Worked as an Occupational Therapist for over 10 years with children and adults with a range of neurodevelopmental and physical disabilities.

Extensive knowledge and experience providing therapeutic input to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, including assessment and recommendation of sensory strategies and supportive sensory environments. Developed and presented training to teachers, parents, caregivers and community organisations around understanding sensory processing patterns and accommodating for sensory needs in daily life.

Worked in the adult sector prescribing mobility, seating and home modifications.

Interested in the role that sensory processing and sensory interactive technology has in supporting individuals across the lifespan to develop skills and to have access to safe spaces in which they feel calm, in control and supported in their sensory and therapeutic needs.   

Additional Skills / Certification Registered Occupational Therapist with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA)

OT Australia Member

Training and Presenting

Clinical Supervision of Occupational Therapy Staff and Students

Trained in multiple specific Paediatric Therapy approaches

Product Specialisation Sensory Interactive Technology

Design of Sensory Interactive Spaces

Eye Gaze Technologies & Mounting Solutions

Training, Education and Clinical Consultation

Location Adelaide, South Australia
Days of Work Monday, Tuesday & Friday
Interests / Hobbies outside of Work Reading, watching documentaries, being Mum to my 3-year old and helping my husband run the café that we own.
Name Charlene Cullen
Job Title Assistive Technology Specialist – Speech Pathologist
Qualifications Bachelor of Science (Speech and Hearing) 1996

Graduate Diploma Audiology 1997

Brief Work History (include years of experience, type of experience, work interests) Graduated from Curtin University WA in 1998.

Worked at Disability Services Commission WA as a clinician in early childhood services and also varied roles as supervisor, country resource specialist and acting manager of individual and family services for 10 years (1998-2008).

Worked for Spectronics (2008-2014) with Dynavox and other speech generating devices, providing training, consultation, technical support to users, families, carers, therapists and schools Australia wide.

Currently working for Link Assistive as AT specialist. Involved in supporting people with range of disabilities (spinal cord, acquired brain injury, progressive neurological impairments, and other physical and/or communication impairments). Provision of consultation around Tobii Dynavox product range and mounting solutions.

Additional Skills / Certification AGOSCI member

Key Word Sign Presenter

Training and Presenting workshops and webinars

Clinical Supervision of Speech Pathologists and students

Trained in multiple specific Paediatric Therapy approaches

Product Specialisation Eye Gaze Technologies

Mounting Solutions

Training, Education and Clinical Consultation

Voice Banking

Location Melbourne, Victoria
Days of Work Full time
Interests / Hobbies outside of Work Volunteer in kids program at Bridge Church

Enjoy cooking, reading, calligraphy and travel

 

Name Amy Litton
Job Title Assistive Technology Specialist (Speech Pathologist)
Qualifications Bachelor of Science (Human Communication Science)

Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (CPSP)

Brief Work History Graduated from Curtin University in 2006.

Worked for over 12 years as a speech pathologist in the disability sector with children and adults with complex communication needs within government, non for profit and private practice settings in Western Australia.

Particular interest in working with schools. Worked with mainstream and education support schools throughout Western Australia providing training and in-classroom support to use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC),  Eye Gaze and other Assistive Technologies.

 

Additional Skills / Certification AGOSCI Member and currently working on the 2019 AGOSCI Conference Committee

Speech Pathology Australia Member

Variety Motor Mouth Camp Committee Member  

Speech Pathology WA Branch Executive Member  

Certified Key Word Sign Presenter

Product Specialisation Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

Eye Gaze Technologies

Training and Education

Location Perth, Western Australia
Days of Work Monday and Tuesday Full days

Thursday and Friday 1-5pm