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18 October 2018

What is Able Art? An introduction to Able's Creative Art Therapy program

Creative Arts Therapy is based on the belief that art-making within a therapeutic context supports changes in a person’s inner world and helps them develop a more integrated...

YAP clients at the cooking program
3 October 2018

Able clients cooking up a storm in the community

Able Australia’s Young Adult Program (YAP) is a popular day service where clients aged between 18-30 can build positive relationships with each other and the community, as...

Dennis Whitcombe and Jasper at Social Haptic Communication workshop
2 October 2018

Jasper shares Able experience

"Earlier this week we had another visit from the two lovely professionals I mentioned before, Carla Anderson, the deafblind services manager from Able Australia, and...

26 September 2018

Able Australia celebrates National Week of Deaf People around the country

The weekend saw Able Australia represented at a number of events held as a part of National Week of Deaf People.

In Melbourne Deborah, who is Deafblind, attended the...

Able client Michael in a go kart
17 September 2018

Michael's holiday goals achieved

Each year, Able clients set goals with the help of their support networks and plans are put in place to help bring these goals to life. In his planning meeting this year,...

13 September 2018

In memory of Sharon Barrey Grassick

After a very lengthy struggle with cancer, Sharon Barrey Grassick, aged 68, passed away on ­­August 25th 2018 in the Bethesda Hospice at Claremont, Western Australia,...

30 August 2018

Able Australia to host 17th Deafblind International World Conference in 2019

The 17th Deafblind International World Conference will be hosted by Able Australia on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia in August 2019. With over 500 delegates from...

Able client Colin wearing a Richmond Tigers football jersey
15 August 2018

Richmond fan kicking goals with the support of Able staff

Every week, stadiums across Australia are met with roaring crowds and excited anticipation. AFL is one of Australia’s most popular sports, and it’s a long-time love of Able...

Four young people playing with floating bubbles while Santa Claus watches on
10 August 2018

YAP and Lifestyle Choices celebrate Christmas in July

What do you get when you combine the Able Australia Launceston Lifestyle Choices Program and Young Adult Program (YAP)?

The North Pole in North Tasmania, complete with...

Able client Colin sitting with Able volunteer Leon
23 July 2018

Social outing program in Queensland gives new life experience

Colin was born in Lowood, Queensland 86 years ago. Lowood ‘born and bred’, Colin loves the land, says his cattle are his passion and he rarely leaves Lowood at all.

Able staff with YAP client at tasTAFE Launceston
20 July 2018

YAP share learning experience with tasTAFE students

Clients from the Young Adult Program (YAP) in Launceston and students and teachers at tasTAFE have had a great shared learning opportunity over the last eight weeks. ...

Peter, a client with Able, wearing Croatian team colours
18 July 2018

World Cup excitement connects client with local community

Eagerly following the World Cup over the last four weeks, Peter, an Able client of Croatian descent, has shown his dedication and love for the game. Peter stayed up all night...