Category Archives: Latest News

Disability Support Worker Spotlight – Siam

At Able Australia, we have over 600 staff and 200 volunteers who work tirelessly to provide our clients the highest quality of support and continuously seek to improve the consistency of our service delivery. We are so grateful for our amazing staff who embody our values of trust, respect, excellence and kindness, contributing to creating […]

Congratulations Able Board Treasurer, Peter Reilly OAM

Peter Reilly at Government House to receiving his Order of Australia medal

Able Australia’s Board Treasurer, Peter Reilly was awarded an Order of Australia as part of this year’s Australia Day Honours list and received his medal from Victoria’s Governor General The Hon. Linda Dessau AC at Government House last week. Peter’s inclusion in this year’s Australia Day Honours list recognises his service to the community through […]

Dual Sensory Impairment in the aging client

Able Australia’s Dr Meredith Prain, National Head of Research and Centre of Excellence – Deafblind together with Dr Bronwen Scott, Orientation and Mobility Specialist discuss dual sensory impairment in the aging client in Audiology Now. Deafblindness is “a unique and isolating sensory disability resulting from the combination of both hearing and vision loss or impairment.” […]

The Deafblind Employability Project

The Deafblind Employability Project: A step in the right direction The United Nations convention on the rights of persons with disabilities Article 27. States “States Parties recognize the right of persons with disabilities to work, on an equal basis with others; this includes the right to the opportunity to gain a living by work freely […]

Able Client’s New Impressive Art Creation

Meet Eric! Eric is an Able Australia client who has a real interest and flair for design. Eric’s latest creation is this amazing cardboard mock-up of a restaurant with a pool! He started his creation by firstly drawing up a number of blueprints by hand for the restaurant prior to commencing construction. Eric collaborated with […]

Supporting Our Senior Clients With The Community Visitors Scheme

The Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) is a national program funded by the Australian Government. The CVS aims to enrich the quality of life of residents of aged care homes who are socially isolated or lonely, and would benefit from a friendly visitor. The CVS also helps establish links between people living in aged care homes […]