Author Archives: Able Australia

Volunteer Week 2022 – Quotes from our Volunteers

From May 16 – 22 is National Volunteer Week. National Volunteer Week (NVW) is Australia’s largest annual celebration of volunteering, and is held from 16 – 22 May 2022. At Able, we have around 120 amazing volunteers who give up their time to support vulnerable members of the community in Queensland. Our volunteers help is […]

Positive Behaviour Support Success

Positive Behaviour Support. Clients with complex needs and multiple diagnoses often present with behaviour support needs, after putting themselves or others at risk of harm. We believe that these clients need a different approach in supporting them to live their best lives. Positive Behaviour Support is a well evidenced practice that has been utilised within […]

Join Our ‘Come and Try’ Deafblind Tech Day

Able Australia ishosting a ‘Come and Try’ Day at our Northcote Tech Hub! This is a great chance to try mainstream and assistive technologies accessible to people with deafblindness. You will have the chance to try lots of smart assistive technology such as Smart glasses Technology to assist in the kitchen Smart home technologies Community […]

The National Disability Insurance Scheme, not yet adequately addressing the inequity in provision of disability services in Australia

A man with low vision and a woman wearing reading glasses sit at a table in a library. A book is on the table in front of them. The woman is assisting the man to read braile.

  By Dr. Meredith Prain, National Head of Research and Centre of Excellence – Deafblind, Able Australia. One of the driving forces behind the ‘Every Australian Counts’ campaign to establish a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was the inequity of disability service provision, between States, Territories and regions. Approaching its ninth year of implementation, the NDIS […]