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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. On behalf of CHESS Connect and Ability Options, Julia welcomed participants, employers, community services […]Read more
The National Disability Insurance Scheme has undergone its ten-year review and released its historic final report. This report continues to be a topic of discussion for a sector that looks to its recommendations with hope for a more inclusive Australia. Ability Options’ CEO Julia Squire says she, like many in the sector, is eager to […]Read more
Breaking barriers to employment, supporting people to live more independently, and growing as an organisation would be three highlights of Ability Options’ last 12 months. Our 2022-23 Annual Report is jam-packed full of the amazing stories from across our community, from participants reaching their goals living more independently, to staff sharing stories about their journey […]Read more
Last week on Thursday, 7 December, a major milestone for participants was reached with the release of the NDIS Review’s final report. In October 2022, the planned 10-year review of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was brought forward with the purpose of putting people with disability back at the centre of the NDIS as […]Read more
COVID-19 transmission continues to increase in the community with the eighth wave predicted to peak in December. Community transmission in NSW is now moderate to high which means the pandemic is still a major issue with widespread vaccination softening. Several easy but important COVID-safe behaviours helped keep us safe during the pandemic and these little […]Read more
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 […]Read more
The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of People with Disability has released its final report to the public when it was tabled to parliament on Friday, 29 September. From its inception over four years ago, Ability Options welcomed, supported and contributed to the work of the Disability Royal Commission. We encouraged […]Read more
Today marks a historic day for the disability sector. The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has tabled its anticipated final report to Parliament and it has this morning been made public. An initial look at the Executive Summary mirrors our values and focuses on the Commissioner’s Vision for […]Read more
On Friday, 22 September, many of our colleagues gathered at Novotel Sydney Olympic Park to celebrate our people at the 2023 STAR Awards. Year after year, our STAR Awards recognise the work we do to fulfil our Mission to support people to achieve their goals and inclusion in the community. This was an exceptionally special […]Read more
From Monday, 21 August, not-for-profit disability and employment services provider Ability Options has partnered with for-purpose employment services collective CoAct to deliver its Disability Employment Services (DES) program. Partnering with this national network of for purpose providers, who all work together to create opportunities for participants and service partners, will give Ability Options and our […]Read more
Aleesha is a talented young woman who has always been passionate about musicals. Aleesha’s dream is to sing in front of people and one of her NDIS goals is to get out and about and build her confidence through performing live.Read more
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Olympus Solutions is a partnership with Ability Options where each organisation brings its own skills and experience to provide specialised employment services for the community.