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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
Ability Options takes privacy seriously and is a proud supporter of Privacy Awareness Week (1 to 7 May 2023). Privacy Awareness Week is an annual campaign led in Australia by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) that highlights the importance of protecting personal information. This year Privacy Awareness Week is about getting ‘back […]Read more
By Julia Squire, CEO, Ability Options This year will mark a decade since the inception of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and the last couple of weeks have brought more detail on the Federal Government’s thinking around the NDIS, its purpose, and its viability in the long run. It is concerning that media and […]Read more
In February, Ability Options attended hearing 32 of the Disability Royal Commission and reflected on the key themes that were heard, and the lessons providers are taking from the hearings. Hearing 32 of the Disability Royal Commission (DRC) was held during February 2023 and looked at the actions that providers had taken since they […]Read more
Leading disability and employment services provider Ability Options is moving into a larger and newly refurbished office in Toukley to support the growth of its employment services capabilities in the region. The not-for-profit will have the capacity to grow its Workforce Australia and ParentsNext programs on the Central Coast, furthering its mission to support people […]Read more
International Day of People with Disability is a United Nations observed day which aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate their achievements and contributions. This annual day of significance is arguably the biggest day for people with disability in the calendar year. We attended a range of different […]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.