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  • 13Jul

    What Does Work Mean for a Person with a Disability?

    What is one of the first questions you are asked when you meet someone for the first time in a social gathering? Generally it is ‘What do you do? ‘Or ‘What is your job?’

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  • 03Jul

    NAIDOC week 2017

    NAIDOC Week celebrations are held around the country each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. As part of this year’s NAIDOC Week celebrations, Ability Options are supporting the following events:

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  • 21Jun

    Ability Options Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan

    We are proud to announce that we will be launching our Ability Options Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) with a formal launch event to be held at our Seven Hills office on Friday 23 June. 

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  • 20Jun

    Manly Sea Eagles Community Day

    Manly Warringah Sea Eagles host a community day for Ability Options participants

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  • 15Jun

    ParentsNext Expo and Morning Tea

    The ParentsNext program participants on the Central Coast spent their morning in a friendly and supported environment at the ParentsNext Expo, where they had the chance to talk about future employment plans and opportunities over a light morning tea. Lara Booth from SEA FM, the host of the event, kept things interesting and entertaining for everyone, and got people talking about their vision for the future.

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  • 09Jun

    Olympus Solutions hosts ParentsNext Expo and Morning Tea

    Are you a parent registered for the ParentsNext Program on the Central Coast? You are invited to the Olympus Solutions ParentsNext Expo and Morning Tea to meet with and hear from community organisations, childcare specialists, other parents with young children, employers and training organisations.

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  • 08Jun

    WorkReady program participants in pursuit of creative skills

    Many young people need to develop their employability skills in preparation for securing a job, therefore embedding activities that will raise young people’s awareness and experience of the world of work is a priority across all our Employment programs. Recently the WorkReady program participants across Seven Hills and Brookvale locations travelled to the Apple Store in Sydney CBD for a ‘Field Trip’ – a short workshop hosted by Apple and tailored to each group to support their learning within their training programs / services.

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  • 30May

    Matching roles that suit people's abilities - Rob, Manager at Wetlands

    I have employed eight people with disability through Ability Options. It’s a great relationship between myself and Ability Options, my consultant knows my needs and I allow him to trial people and give peple a go who need to try out this kind of work.

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  • 23May

    Gabrielle's Story

    'I am employed as a Room Attendant by AHS Hospitality Group who hold a contract with the Atura Hotel and I’ve been working here since 2014. 

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  • 22May

    Carol's 69th Birthday

    Happy 69th Birthday, Carol! We are so pleased the petting zoo surprise organised for your party was met with such delight.

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  • 31Dec

    Be Anxiety Aware

    Whether we are worried about the big test coming up or batting with peak hour traffic, we have all, no doubt, experienced some level of anxiety.

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  • 29Dec

    Relaxation Tip #1: Gardening

    It’s important to have a balance between work and relaxation to avoid burning out. A great way to relax and get some fresh air and sunshine in your life is to do some gardening.

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  • 15Dec

    CEO Update

    2015 has been a tremendous year for Ability Options as the organisation moves through an important and inspiring period of change that will continue into 2016 and beyond.

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  • 15Dec

    Ability Awareness Day 2015

    This year,  Ability Awareness Day was held at the Hard Rock Café in Darling Harbour, in conjunction with our Annual General Meeting.

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  • 15Dec

    Employment at the Q Station

    Olympus which delivers the jobactive contract in partnership with Ability Options has been working with Q Station on their employment needs since July.

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  • 15Dec

    Flying High With iFly

    The aim is to find exciting, adventurous activities, to stimulate the senses, spark a sense of adventure and push people’s limits a little along the way.

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  • 15Dec

    Knowledge Sharing in Speech Pathology

    Ability Options in the Hunter have been very fortunate to recently support Paige, a 4th Year Speech Pathology student from the University of Newcastle, to prepare for her final clinical placement in Vietnam.

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  • 15Dec

    The Benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy

    Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT), commonly referred to as pet therapy, has produced great outcomes for people.

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  • 09Dec

    Sydney’s top chefs get a taste of the Ability Options Energise Model

    Ability Options Employment, a member of Olympus Solutions, organised a work trial for twelve job seekers with some of Sydney’s top chefs.

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  • 03Dec

    Ability Options Annual Report - a review 2014-15

    The financial year ended 30 June 2015 has been one of innovation, evolution and expansion for Ability Options. There have been two main focuses – the ongoing success and growth of our services in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) trial site in the Hunter and expansion of our Employment division.

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