Category Archives: Latest News

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 […]

Able Australia Collaboration with Swinburne University to Improve Accessibility for People with Deafblindness

Have you ever noticed how much you are using technology in your day-to-day life to make things easier? Unfortunately, access to mainstream technologies that we use everyday is not yet as available for people with deafblindness. To combat this, Able Australia have collaborated with Swinburne University to better understand the current technology use and needs […]

Our Queensland Team Helping Spread Christmas Joy

Every year, our Queensland team put together 100 food and toy hampers which are provided to families and individuals who are experiencing financial distress. We want to ensure that everyone has a merry Christmas, no matter their circumstances. For the last 5 years, McAuley College have assisted us with a toy drive so we can […]

Seniors Expo 2021

To continue the Seniors Month celebrations, we held a Seniors Expo for our senior clients in Queensland. At the expo, there were 42 exhibitors, craft activities, pet therapy, barnyard babies, the Ipswich Veteran and Vintage car club with a vehicle display, plant Q&A, an exercise demonstration, a multicultural performance by Tilomai Dance Group, and Ally […]

Launching Seniors Stories Book

On Monday 25 October 2021, we launched our second release of our Seniors Stories. Seniors Stories is a compilation of over 100 stories written by our senior clients within the Queensland Community. Our Queensland team held a special book launch to celebrate everyone who contributed in creating this beautiful collection of stories. We have had […]

Positive Behaviour Support launches in Queensland

Positive Behaviour Support

We are excited to announce we are expanding our Positive Behaviour Support service to Queensland. Our Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner Ashley has moved from Melbourne up to Queensland. We sat down with Ash to ask him a few questions about Positive Behaviour Support. How do you assist our clients? By using a whole of life […]

Our Clients Explore Their Passions By Volunteering

Clients Eric and Craig love to cook and help others! So over the past few months, Able staff have been supporting Eric and Craig to attend the Gagebrook Community Centre to participate in their Fast Foodies program. The Fast Foodies program is run by volunteers who cook meals, relishes, jams and chutneys for the Waterbridge […]

Volunteers Bringing Companionship To Our Senior Residents

At Able Australia, we continue enrich the quality of life of residents of aged care homes who are socially isolated or lonely through our Community Visitors Scheme (CVS). It also helps establish links between people living in aged care homes and their local community. Trish (in the image below to the left pictured with one […]