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 disabilities,’ this year’s IDPwD is asking everyone to work together to make the world a better and fairer place for people with disability.
2023 has been a big year for people with disability. Throughout the year, we have seen change and growth in our sector, including the NDIS turning 10 and the Disability Royal Commission laying down its 222 recommendations.
For Ability Options, there has been countless highlights throughout 2023 in supporting people with disability. Recently, Ability Options proudly purchased Privada Farm, a 20-acre property that offers disability support services on the Mid-North Coast and is a fun place for participants to experience therapeutic support, a connection to nature, and socialise with the animals on the property.
So much of the work we do strives to continue supporting people with disability achieve their aspirations and inclusion in the community. A prime example of this is our two-fold acquisition of Mid-North Coast service providers R&R Care and CHESS Connect in ensuring support services continue for participants while we grow our workforce.
While there are countless stories celebrating the achievements of people with disability and of the people proudly supporting them, we would now like to pose a question to our community as we look forward into the future. Whether you are an Ability Options employee, participant or external stakeholder, this question is absolutely for you.
What positive change would you like to see achieved for people with disability?