Reflecting on 2023: International Day of People with Disability

Sunday 3 December marked International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD), an incredibly significant date on our calendar. What you might not know, is this 2023's IDPwD theme – ‘United in action to rescue and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for, with and by people with disabilities.’ The 2023 theme for IDPwD is asking everyone to work together to make the world better and fairer for people with disability.... CONTINUE READING

Celebrating the successful integration of R&R Care into the Ability Options family

Earlier this month, we hosted a Community Afternoon Tea to celebrate the final stage of Mid North Coast disability services provider R&R Care joining the Ability Options family. Welcoming colleagues, participants, families, carers, as well as Coffs Harbour City Council Mayor Paul Amos, the day acknowledged the legacy of R&R Care and signified a new era for our organisation and the people we proudly support on the Mid North Coast.... CONTINUE READING

Our 2023 STAR Awards Sponsors

It’s the week of our 2023 STAR Awards Ceremony!   Our STAR Awards highlight, recognise and reward our people for the incredible work they do in line with Ability Options’ core Values of Trust, Respect, Inclusion, Courage and to Lead.... CONTINUE READING

The history of Ability Options’ uniform

Several years ago, we commissioned an artwork to act as a backbone of our (then) Stretch - Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). So delighted with the result, we included this piece more broadly in the design of our Ability Options polo shirt uniforms. These polos are worn proudly by our colleagues when supporting our people to achieve their aspirations and inclusion in the community.... CONTINUE READING

Three years on: where does COVID leave people with disability

As we navigate the journey out of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is clear the virus and its mutations have defined the 2020s, but the remnants of the virus have left a lasting sting across the globe. As much as we would all like to forget about it, it’s crucial we apply as much of the knowledge we have learned as we can from the last three years. ... CONTINUE READING

We celebrated Harmony Week through food at Ability Options

This year, we collated recipes from all over Ability Options. There isn’t one more appreciated cultural export than food and we’re thrilled to share and celebrate our cultures and diversity through our different cuisines. Harmony Week and Harmony Day bring together Australians from all different backgrounds. At Ability Options, we proudly support and work alongside a culturally diverse community representing many different nationalities. We know that one in seven of our staff know a... CONTINUE READING

International Wheelchair Day through the eyes of a wheelchair user

International Wheelchair Day is a celebration of the wheelchair. Wheelchairs give freedom to those who use them every day. The day is also a chance to consider taking positive action towards a more inclusive and accessible world. This week, we heard from Marketing Assistant - Shannon, a valued member of the Ability Options Marketing team. For Shannon, using a wheelchair is a part of her daily life. ---- I first started using a wheelchair all the way back in the beginning of 2013, when I... CONTINUE READING

Celebrating growth and new opportunities as Ability Options

Our CEO Julia Squire recently marked a significant milestone with our new colleagues in Yamba. Hosting a Community Morning Tea, Julia acknowledged the final stages of CHESS Connect joining the growing Ability Options family and celebrated their wonderful legacy of service....