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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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  • 22Sep

    Front Up Open Day 2017

    'Front Up' aims to become the first disability led community Arts and Cultural Hub, located in the heart of Western Sydney. The Hub offers participant’s access to a multi layered level of professional arts and cultural education and services that link into existing NSW Government education.

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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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