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Verbal communication is so important to modern life and work. Whether it’s a quick chat over the phone, or an in-depth meeting, we constantly rely on speech to express ourselves and communicate ideas. Many people see speech pathologists for assistance with their communication skills. Often people assume that a speech…READ MORE
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.READ MORE
The Counselling team at Ability Options comprises of a team of registered counsellors, psychologists, and mental health social workers. They span across Sydney and the Central Coast and provide counselling supports to participants in our employment programs and the NDIS. The team specialise in supporting participants with a variety of…READ MORE
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…READ MORE
Employee turnover is something that every business with workers will experience. Yet, when employee turnover does occur, it costs the business time, money and productivity. Businesses with a high employee turnover don’t have to change their operating procedures. Instead, management may want to consider a few key strategies to keep…READ MORE
Mentally healthy workplaces are an environment that makes people want to come to work. As workers find themselves spending longer hours at work, it is important they feel mentally healthy, safe and valued at their workplace. This is not only for their own wellbeing, but for the sake of the…READ MORE
Employee turnover has a range of negative effects on small businesses. From low morale and poor output to negative impacts on a company’s reputation, it’s in a company’s best interest to reduce turnover. Staff are integral to small businesses – they keep operations running and the money coming in. While…READ MORE
Australia has a history and heritage in looking after our most vulnerable, and for people living with disabilities, this means there are a range of allowances available for those who qualify. Unfortunately, it can be confusing to determine what allowances are available to a person living with a disability, but…READ MORE
Work that doesn’t occur all year-round is referred to as seasonal work, and companies will hire additional staff in line with seasonal fluctuations. These times of year can be very stressful, especially if you fail to anticipate staffing needs and cash flow, or don’t understand your obligations when hiring temporary…READ MORE
What is the disability support pension? The Disability Support Pension (DSP) is a social security benefit offered through the Australian Government’s Department of Human Services that aims to provide support to those who meet the requirements. This includes individuals with a permanent physical, intellectual, or psychiatric condition that stops them…READ MORE
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