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  • 17Oct

    Cherie Raffan - A Local Hero, Building Self-belief and Helping People Find Work

    Cherie Raffan has been working with Ability Options for over seven years. In the last three years, as an Employment Advisor connected with the Hornby Hospital, she has worked tirelessly to support and encourage, people with mental health conditions reach their full potential.

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  • 11Sep

    NDIS Participant fights for improvements in support to young people at Aged Care Royal Commission

    James Nutt was severely injured at age 19 in a serious assault leaving him with a significant disability. James was forced into Aged Care services for several years as a young man because other services weren’t available. It took him 14 years to find suitable services and accommodation with Summer Foundation supported by Ability Options.

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  • 09Sep

    Ability Options is a TTP Provider

    From 1 July 2019, providers of attendant care and community and centre based activities have access to a higher support price limit through a Temporary Transformation Payment (TTP). The TTP assists providers with any costs associated in transitioning to the NDIS. Ability Options is a registered TTP Provider.  The NDIA have increased existing service bookings to ensure the additional funds are available to be claimed, and do not impact the quantity of services provided to participants. 

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  • 22Oct

    Accommodation Vacancies Available Now in Sydney Region

    We currently have vacancies in local homes and if your loved one or someone you are supporting is interested in living with others and has an NDIS plan, please touch base with one of our team members to learn more, please contact our team on 1300 422 454 or visit

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  • 16May

    5 Things You Didn't Know About Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia is a mental illness that often gets misunderstood and misrepresented in popular media.

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  • 26Mar

    What Causes Epileptic Seizures?

    What is Epilepsy? Epilepsy is a neurological disorder (not a mental illness) and is often characterised by spontaneous or recurrent seizures. However, through medication and self-management of the condition, the chance of experiencing seizures can be significantly reduced.   Does it start in childhood? Although epilepsy is more likely to be diagnosed in childhood, there is no specific age range when it can first occur. It can also occur later in life, in teen years, adulthood or senior years regardless of gender or ethnicity.

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  • 23Mar

    NSWALC and Olympus Solutions join forces to secure Aboriginal jobs

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  • 22Mar

    5 Questions You Always Wanted to Ask About Autism

    To break down some stereotypes about autism, we spoke to one of our staff members, Jakob who shares his personal experiences with us and answers some questions that you may have otherwise never had the chance to ask. Jakob has become an advocate of autism and openly talks about it in an effort to educate and inform people.

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  • 21Feb

    Strong DES Star ratings

    The December 2017 Disability Employment Service (DES) Star Ratings were released by the Department of Social Services on Friday the 16th of February.

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  • 08Feb

    Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) Introductory Workshop

    This workshop provides participants with an understanding of the theory and practice related to PODD communication. PODD assists people with complex communication needs to learn language and communicate.

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  • 20Dec

    Christmas Can Get Stressful – some tips for a positive festive season.

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  • 12Dec

    Toyota Speeds Up the Future with its Mobility Campaign

    Toyota has launched a new campaign ‘Start Your Impossible’ that gives us a glimpse into some of their new mobility technology as part of their global Olympics sponsorship.

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  • 09Dec

    2017 NAIDOC Awards Night

    The 2017 NAIDOC Awards Night celebrates the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members, workers and organisations.

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  • 05Dec

    Because of her, we can! NAIDOC Week Theme Announced

    Each year, NAIDOC Week celebrations highlight the rich and diverse culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the First Australians. For NAIDOC week 2018 we will celebrate the tremendous contributions of women to our communities, our families and to our nation with the theme ‘Because of her, we can!

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  • 30Nov

    Lets Use Key Word Sign The Christmas Edition

    Date: Thursday 30th of November

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  • 27Nov

    Ability Options Breaks the Silence around Violence Against Women

    Ability Options has successfully held a fundraising event to help raise awareness of White Ribbon Australia’s work to end men’s violence against women. All funds raised will support primary prevention initiatives in schools, workplaces and the broader community.

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  • 24Nov

    White Ribbon Day

    Ability Options are now officially recognised by White Ribbon Australia as a pioneer in contributing to a national cultural change to prevent and respond to violence against women. To acknowledge our Accreditation as a White Ribbon Workplace we will be holding a community fundraising event at The Entrance.

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  • 21Nov

    Coles quiet hour

    We are excited to hear that Coles has introduced a quiet hour every Tuesday between 10:30 to 11:30 where the light and sounds will be dimmed to help people with autism have a better shopping experience. Coles has partnered with Autism Spectrum Australia to trial the Quiet Hour program across two stores. The trials were successful and shoppers had a very positive response to the initiative.

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  • 14Nov

    Sensitive Santa photos

    Sensitive Santa is a great program in local shopping centres that provides an ideal, quiet and low stress setting for your child to meet and have their photo taken with Santa this Christmas. This inclusive program invites families with a child on the autism spectrum to meet Santa one-on-one with low background noise and without the queues. Please see below for all the times and locations of the shopping centres that are hosting Sensitive Santa this Christmas. 

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  • 02Nov

    Accessible Information

    At Ability Options we are committed to ensuring our information is accessible to everyone.

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