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Best Holiday Accommodation Options for People Living with a Disability

Everyone deserves memorable holidays, and for those living with disabilities, that starts with finding places to stay that are sensitive to their needs. The good news is that across Australia, and most of the rest of the world, hotels, motels, and other forms of accommodation do want to make their facilities accessible to as many people as possible. As a result, it has never been easier to get around, regardless of what your disability is. Holiday planning 101: Finding accommodation T... CONTINUE READING

A Short Guide to Occupational Therapy and Children’s Education: How They Help

For people living with a disability, having access to an occupational therapist is enormously valuable in helping them to enjoy the maximum quality of life, by helping them be active and achieve independence. What is occupational therapy Occupational therapy is a type of healthcare where the therapist will focus on improving the health and wellbeing of their patients by helping them to participate in everyday activities. This ranges from self-care activities such as showering, dressin... CONTINUE READING

Mutual Obligations Update

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 oblig... CONTINUE READING

Temporary site closures due to COVID

Due to the Sydney lock down and the heightened exposure sites in the South West Sydney, we will be temporarily closing the following offices until Friday the 16th July 2021, with a decision on extending these temporary closures to be made at the end of the week depending on circumstances. Auburn Parramatta Merrylands Fairfield Cabramatta Liverpool Campbelltown Camden Ingleburn... CONTINUE READING

Best jobs for people living with disability

As society progressively moves away from past prejudices, more and more positions in the workforce for people with a disability are appearing. No matter the disability, individuals can use their skills to achieve great things in the workforce. Everyone is capable of working and workplaces, meaning there’s a wide variety of available jobs for people living with a disability. Finance Financial institutions are considered to be one of the highest employers of job hunters with disabilit... CONTINUE READING

COVID-19 Letters to the NSW Ministers

In light of the COVID-19 Booster Vaccine Mandate in the Disability Sector, Ability Options CEO Julia Squire has written to both the NSW Ministers for Health and Disability. The letters outline our dedication to vaccine advocacy, compliance with Public Health Orders/Work Health and Safety obligations...