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  • 16Jul

    Mutual Obligations Update

    Dear All, Mutual Obligation Requirements have been temporarily suspended until Tuesday 3 August 2021.  This extended suspension of requirements applies to job seekers and participants with mutual obligation requirements across employment services programs − jobactive, ParentsNext, and DES. This applies throughout the LGAs of Bayside, Blue Mountains, Canada Bay, Central Coast, City of Sydney, Greater Sydney, Inner West, Randwick, Shellharbour, Wollongong, and Woollahra. This now means all mutual obligation requirements for affected job seekers and participants have been suspended — no compliance action will be taken, and your payment/s cannot be suspended. You will not be penalised for not meeting your mutual obligation requirements, such as signing your Job Plan, attending, or reporting your attendance at appointments or activities.

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  • 13Jul

    Temporary site closures due to COVID

    Our Customer Service Centre is available to answer any of your questions 1300 422 454.  All participants will be contacted either via the phone, and/or email directly to notify them of the temporary office closures.

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  • 30Jun

    Mutual Obligations Update

    Mutual obligation requirements for job seekers and participants affected by lockdown and restrictions are suspended until Tuesday 13 July 2021. This also influences you if you are under COVID-19 hotspot zones, as follows:

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  • 12May

    COVID-19 First Vaccinations Day

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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 abilityoptions.org.au/support-options/accommodation-supported-living

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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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  • 22Jan

    Social Skills Group Workshops

    This program will improve participant’s social skills through easy, practical learning styles tailored for those aged 14 – 35 with high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or social communication difficulties. It is a six week program that runs every Thursday.

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