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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
Ability Options is proudly supporting the ‘Yes’ campaign ahead of late 2023’s Voice Referendum. We stand alongside the peak body for all disability services across Australia, National Disability Services, as well as fellow disability services providers, in supporting the campaign. Our Mission and Vision lead us to support The Voice; inclusion is at our […]Read more
Ability Options has recently welcomed employment, disability and mentorship services provider CHESS Connect as a wholly owned subsidiary of the organisation. CHESS Connect has helped job seekers and employers for more than 25 years by providing specialist assistance across the Mid North Coast and Northern NSW. The for-purpose organisation has a rich history in […]Read more
Saturday, 1 July marks a decade of supporting people living with disability through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). As we approach its anniversary, we reflect on the journey and its effectiveness. The NDIS was a landmark initiative fought for by people with disability, allies and advocates which allowed people living with disability to regain […]Read more
In the government’s continuing efforts to reduce the growth of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), the 2023-24 Federal Budget outlined measures to save $15.3 billion from the Scheme’s growth through “improved administration”. Arguably the biggest single budget change, the speed and scale of these savings may not have been noticed by many on Budget […]Read more
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the focus of a corrective course being taken to ensure it fully supports people living with disability while being financially sustainable. National Cabinet announced a Financial Sustainability Framework which aims to ensure the NDIS can continue to provide life-changing outcomes for future generations of Australians with disability. In […]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.