Kimiley’s journey to resilience

  • June 17

A big part of what Ability Options does is support people in their communities. This can range from helping people find employment and develop key life skills, but it can also be through supporting people to improve their wellbeing. Low Intensity Mental Health (LIMH) services can be profoundly beneficial for people going throug... CONTINUE READING

Delivering DES with Australia Post

  • June 17

In 2022, we partnered with Australia Post to provide another great pathway to employment for our Disability Employment Services (DES) participants. We recently hosted a series of engagement days as part of the partnership, giving our participants an opportunity to learn more about the employment market, career opportun... CONTINUE READING

Choosing to STA-y with Ability Options brings Jarred closer to independence

  • June 17

With the housing market currently in a crisis with low stock and high prices nationally, finding a home can be tricky, but finding the right disability accommodation services can be even trickier, including for short-term accommodation. Jarred, a keen Sea Eagles supporter and Mid-North Coastie, wants to start living more independently. His mum Michelle says it’s a big goal for her son and one that isn’t without its challenges. For him to ease into living independently, Michelle says Ja... CONTINUE READING

Ability Options 300 Jobs for Christmas campaign hits its mark

  • April 10

Supporting people doing it tough over Christmas In the lead up to Christmas Day, our employment teams wanted to make an ambitious push to support at least 300 of our employment program participants to find work. Having employment during peak seasons like Christmas helps people provide for their... CONTINUE READING

A shift to support: The change to a new calling

  • February 14

Meet Jodie, a dedicated and compassionate Support Worker committed to making a positive impact on members of her community. Jodie began her career in support work driven by a deep sense of compassion and a genuine desire to support others beyond what she could at her previous customer service role. “I couldn't see the benefits I was bringing to people behind the phone, and I wanted to work more closely with the people I’m driven to support,” she said. “I started out doing some v... CONTINUE READING

Participants strengthen friendships at community festival

  • December 19

A group of NDIS participants on the Mid-North Coast were transported to automobile heaven following a recent outing to a motor vehicle festival.   Grant, Warren, Michael, and Ashley are four participants who share a passion for vintage cars, bikes and everything in between. Their shared interest was in motion after th... CONTINUE READING

Celebrating International Day of People with Disability

  • December 19

On Sunday, 3 December, Ability Options marked a significant date in our calendar, International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD).   With this year’s theme being - ‘United in action to rescue and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for, with, and by people with disabili... CONTINUE READING

Bradley’s adventure to meet his Aussie idol

  • December 19

An NDIS participant on the Mid-North Coast had the privilege of meeting his favourite musician following a trip to attend a concert in Sydney.  Bradley, a participant supported by Ability Options, is an avid fan of Australian rapper, Kerser and dreamed of meeting the artist in person. After learning Kerser was performi... CONTINUE READING