Author Archives: Able Australia

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 […]

Exciting Programs for our Seniors Clients in Queensland

Our seniors community in Queensland have been taking part in some fun and exciting programs recently. These programs are a great way for seniors to socialise, remain active and stay engaged with the local community. Cake Cuppa Connect is a fun program brought to our seniors from Karyn at Therapigs. This group provides pet therapy […]

Get Involved in Project #areyouable ‘The Selfie Competition’!

We are so excited to announce Able Australia’s first Project #areyouable ‘The Selfie Competition’. Project #areyouable is about promoting awareness of adults with disability and deafblindness. We are asking businesses to team up with Able Australia and ask their clients to take a selfie of them making a $2 donation to Able. 100% of funds […]

Welcoming Submissions for Senior Stories 2022 Book

We are excited to announce that we will be creating our third edition of Senior Stories. Seniors Stories is a compilation of stories written by our senior clients within the Queensland Community. Telling stories is one of the most powerful means we have to influence, teach and inspire. Our stories convey culture, history and values […]

Our Queensland Team End of Year Celebrations

2021 was a challenging year for all. To celebrate the triumphs and enjoy the festive season, our Able Australia team at our Jimboomba site in Queensland went Zone Bowling! Staff and volunteers were able let off some steam and enjoy gathering together with some friendly competition. Congratulations to first place winner, Levi, followed closely by […]

Able Art Exhibition 2021

Each year, Able Australia hosts Able Art – an event that showcases the incredible art that our clients with disability create. Able Art is a weeklong event that coincides with 3 December – International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD). IDPwD aims to increase public awareness, understanding, and acceptance of people with disability. It is […]