Ability Action Australia

NDIS Therapeutic Supports Provider

Connecting Participants to Community Through Employment

Employment Pathways Having a meaningful job impacts multiple aspects of an individuals wellbeing. It can provide them with healthy self-esteem, enough money to live on, and a sense of purpose and belonging. Our Employment Team supports participants into fulfilling employment pathways. Reimagining Purpose Through Employment In February 2023, Occupational Therapist, Jessica Milne met with a […]

Early Intervention for Lifetime Outcomes

“The Key Worker program is amazing!” These words resonate deeply with parents who have experienced the invaluable support and guidance offered by dedicated Key Workers like Geni at Ability Action Australia. This remarkable program has been instrumental in transforming the lives of countless families, empowering children to overcome developmental challenges and prepare for formal education. […]

Speech pathology – how augmentative and alternative communication works

Speech Pathologists can empower children and families to overcome communication challenges using targeted interventions, education, and augmentative and alternative communication tools.

Overcoming obstacles: Dylan’s journey to employment

With the right support and determination, autistic people can overcome barriers and achieve remarkable success. Dylan’s inspiring story is a testament to the power of persistence and the transformative impact of having dedicated support systems. Discover how he overcame barriers and now has full-time employment with Containers for Change.

Providing a Space for Neurodiversity and Inclusion

Ability Action Australia’s Speech Pathology team has created a Neurodiverse-affirming, strengths-based program for NDIS participants. Neurodiverse-affirming practice moves away from the traditional medical model of practice which focuses on impairment, and instead focuses on the individual’s strengths to provide functional outcomes.

Ability Action Australia delivers outreach services to Kangaroo Island

Ability Action Australia’s South Australia team is making a significant impact by providing outreach services to Kangaroo Island. The remote location makes it challenging for people living with disability to access NDIS services, and our SA team have identified this as an exciting opportunity to support the community.

Physiotherapists and Functional Capacity Assessments (FCA)

13 January 2023

Functional Capacity Assessments are a crucial first step in your NDIS journey. We perform an in-depth assessment that helps our NDIS physiotherapists understand your unique condition and your subsequent needs.

Autism and physical activity – how it helps

14 December 2022

It’s no secret that exercise provides great physical and emotional health benefits. It can strengthen the muscles and bones in your body, reduce stress and anxiety, and help stay socially connected. But does it benefit people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) the same way?

How exercise physiology can support children with emotional regulation

22 November 2022

Emotional regulation is our ability to control and effectively manage our emotions. It’s a process that we experience, rather than an end goal, and we all fluctuate through different states or zones throughout the day.

Exercise sessions put a spring back in Jan’s step

The team of Exercise Physiologists at Ability Action Australia know how to harness the power of exercise to help the body and mind. They also know that everyone is different, which is why they provide customised exercise programs to suit different needs. This is certainly the case for Jan, a 65-year-old, from Innaloo, WA – read her story to learn how we might help you!

What happens at a speech pathology session?

23 August 2022

Fun, positive and engaging: this is how our speech pathology team describes our approach to therapy sessions here at Ability Action Australia! Read on to learn how speech pathology works, and what to expect from your upcoming appointment.

Why Telehealth for disability service provision may continue to grow – White Paper

16 June 2022

We unpack the challenges associated with providing allied health services during COVID, review international literature, and map a viable path forward to deal with the pandemic related obstacles that will persist for some time.

A key worker in action

16 June 2022

With qualifications in allied health or education, an NDIS key worker is the main therapy provider and point of contact who collaborates in a team but takes the lead role in providing support across all the different areas that your child needs to achieve their goals.

The right fit: how we match you with a clinician

31 May 2022

We understand that making the right match between you and your clinician is vital, and take great care to ensure your clinician is the right fit to help you reach your goals. A good match between a participant and allied health clinician often comes down to good research.

A multidisciplinary allied health service

26 May 2022

At Ability Action Australia, if there’s any way we can take some of the pressure off NDIS participants and their families, we’re up for it. One way we do this is through our multidisciplinary team approach, which allows you to access a variety of services through one single provider.

Occupational therapy and the NDIS — how it works

7 March 2022

Occupational therapists work with people living with permanent and significant disability to help them participate in everyday life and lead healthy, independent lives. They are frequently funded by the NDIS to work with a participant.

Six easy OT tips for parents to practice your child’s therapy at home

23 February 2022

One of the keys to achieving outcomes is teaching parents and family members how to implement and practice strategies at home. This will helps you achieve goals more quickly and take a leading role in your loved one’s care!

Physiotherapy for mental health

2 February 2022

Our physiotherapists various techniques to treat mental health conditions, many of which affect movement and function. In doing so, our participants are able to not only manage the mental health issue itself, but also the physical symptoms such as pain, dizziness and falls.

Physiotherapy and falls

22 December 2021

Falls are not inevitable – in fact, many are completely preventable! An individualised fall prevention plan that covers education, exercise prescription, safe activity, and more can reduce fall risk and keep people active and living independently for longer.

How an OT driving assessment works

15 December 2021

The ability to drive has a huge impact on your quality of life by increasing your independence, freedom, mobility, and ability to participate in society. An Occupational Therapy driving assessment can support NDIS participants to continue to drive safely, independently, and legally.

Accessing NDIS services just got easier

1 December 2021

At Ability Action Australia, telehealth is a vital component of our services, giving you more choice and keeping you safe. We aim to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for NDIS participants throughout Australia regardless of location, by making quality clinical care more accessible.

Let’s talk about speech pathology

22 November 2021

“Speechies” assess and treat communication and swallowing problems in children. The impact of their work can be life-changing, preventing or reducing the lifelong consequences that often come with communication problems.

Foundational skills give school leavers reason to smile

31 October 2021

Life after school is an exciting time but it can also be a little overwhelming. Ability Action Australia provides NDIS life skills development, supporting NDIS participants of school-leaving age and their families to prepare to leave familiar surroundings and make the transition to work or further education

Volunteering: a great way to gain work experience

29 October 2021

Every Monday morning, Tyler fronts up for work at the Salvos store in Willetton, in Perth’s south, ready for a busy and varied shift. This sort of volunteer work experience profoundly benefits NDIS participants because it builds confidence and develops life skills that will help transition to work when the time is right.

Feeling more connected, Adam is now thriving in the classroom

27 October 2021

Adam, who lives with autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and anxiety, was referred to Ability Action Australia’s Positive Behaviour Support service. He has received a range of interventions that are reducing, and in some ways eliminating, the behaviours of concern while improving his performance at school.

Where can a career in the NDIS lead you?

8 October 2021

The NDIS is transforming the way disability services are funded and delivered. Bipartisan support and significant government investment mean the program is expanding, resulting in many job opportunities and making disability support a great long-term career pathway.

All about mobility aids

11 August 2021

For some people living with disability, the use of a mobility aid is key to being able to move around their home and community, and maintain their independence. Devices such as canes, walking frames and wheelchairs improve quality of life for NDIS participants with a range of conditions.

Home bathroom modifications for living independently

15 July 2021

Most home bathrooms aren’t built for people living with disability. The NDIS provides funding for a range of home modifications so that NDIS participants like you can carry out personal care more easily and safely, and independently.

Occupational therapy for older adults

13 July 2021

Through education, home modifications, assistive technology, and a whole range of other personalised services and interventions, OTs can help older people on the NDIS to stay in touch with their communities and improve their physical and mental health and emotional wellbeing as a result.

How physiotherapy can help your child reach their goals

2 July 2021

Physiotherapists work with people of all ages and abilities, including providing physiotherapy for children, from birth all the way up through childhood, adolescence and young adulthood. Here are some examples of how we can do that.

A day in the life of a driving occupational therapist

26 June 2021

This particular branch of OT focuses finding ways to help you get behind the wheel again. Here’s a glimpse into what a driving occupational therapist gets up to during a typical work day, as well as what a driving assessment might involve!

How can Exercise Physiology help me?

21 May 2021

Many of our participants ask to see a Physiotherapist when treatment from an Exercise Physiologist may be more appropriate. How do you know when you should be seeing an Exercise Physiologist, and how do they differ from Physiotherapists?

How NDIS Occupational Therapy services can help you reach your goals

14 May 2021

Occupational Therapy is all about supporting you to obtain the best possible outcomes for you, your family and your support people. Here are three real examples where our Occupational Therapy service has done just that!

Common conditions and how physiotherapy can help

13 May 2021

Physiotherapists support people with disability to help them achieve their personal goals around their mobility, their chosen activities, and their community participation. Here are a few of the different conditions that a physio can support you with.

All about physiotherapy

30 April 2021

Many of us associate physiotherapy with recovery from short-term illness or injury. In fact, physiotherapy is used to treat a wide range of chronic health conditions where there are problems with movement, pain or stiffness, and many of these conditions may be lifelong.

Five invisible benefits of exercise

5 March 2021

Clinical exercise physiologists can support people living with disability using a range of exercise-based treatment. To understand how that works however, you need to understand the different ways your body benefits from exercise!

The early years are a golden chance for intervention

19 February 2021

Early intervention is specialised support available for children, aimed at reducing the impact of a person’s impairment on their functional capacity and development by providing support at the earliest possible stage.

Activities over the holidays: fine motor skills for pre-schoolers and toddlers

24 December 2020

Now that the summer holidays are here, this is a wonderful opportunity for you to continue to support your child to practice these fine motor skills each day so that they can keep on improving the skills they need to prepare for pre-school or school. Here are 5 fun activities to do just that!

Exercise physiologists are in a league of their own

18 December 2020

An accredited exercise physiologist (AEP) is an allied health professional with extensive training in understanding the body’s response to exercise, although people still confuse them with personal trainers. Here are some of the things that set AEPs apart from personal trainers.

Five key facts about exercise physiology

18 November 2020

Many people have heard of exercise physiology but are hazy about exactly what it aims to achieve and how this allied health profession can improve quality of life for people living with disability.

Here are five facts about how our NDIS-registered exercise physiologists change lives for the better.

Three tips for graduates transitioning into work

10 November 2020

As a university graduate about to enter the world of full-time work, finding the perfect place to kick your career off can be a daunting and challenging experience. To help you out, here are a few tips about what to look for in a company when trawling those job ads.

Multiple benefits in modifying a home

16 October 2020

Samantha is a 15-year-old girl with cerebral palsy. With the addition of a ramp to the front of her home, her life will be made easier, richer, and more fulfilling. Home modifications like this are key to the wellbeing and independence of whole families and communities.

How OT can help children and adults with autism spectrum disorder

13 October 2020

Occupational Therapy can support children and adults with autism to improve how they communicate, play and relate to others. Our Occupational Therapists are experienced in working with people on the autism spectrum.

Top five things you should know about occupational therapy

18 September 2020

Often the “occupation” part of occupational therapy is confused with work-related treatment. In reality, OT covers all the routine things people do like getting dressed, cooking, working, learning, writing, getting around, shopping, and more.

Occupational therapy in the home

14 September 2020

At Ability Action Australia, we understand that many children respond best to therapy in familiar surroundings, and that it can sometimes be difficult to get out to one of our offices. Home-based sessions offer an alternative for both you and your child.

Occupational Therapy helps NDIS participants to get more out of life

11 March 2020

Ability Action Australia provides Occupational Therapy a range of conditions. Each OT support plan is tailor-made to help NDIS participants bring their NDIS plan into action, maximise their independence and achieve their unique goals.

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