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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...

Client Deb and Aboriginal Elder Judith Jackson smiling together
15 July 2018

Able East celebrates NAIDOC week

As part of NAIDOC week celebrations, Able’s East Melbourne Lifestyle Choices group Able East had the privilege of having Aboriginal Elder Aunty Jacko (Judith Jackson) visit...

Two members of Ulysses Club and Edmund McMahon standing behind motorbike with cheque
4 July 2018

Able Australia Youth Service receives donation from Ulysses Club

When Able's Queensland Youth Support Program Coordinator Edmund McMahon approached the president of the Mount Lindesay branch of the Ulysses Club and explained the needs of...

Kate MacRae, Sandi Pontin, Carla Anderson and Peter Hitchener smiling together
26 June 2018

Deafblind Awareness Week fun day

June 16 saw a very successful Deafblind Awareness Week fun day at our Camberwell location in Victoria. Throughout the day, 34 deafblind clients came along, as well as more...

Robert getting into a fire truck
20 June 2018

CFA dream restarted

Client Robert Uren has had his dream of working at the CFA realised through the support of Able.

Robert’s story began in 2014 when he met with Karen Major, Best...

Able Australia stall at the Let's Talk Together event. The stall has Able staff Jessy and Annette and two members of the Queensland Police Service behind it.
15 June 2018

Able Australia celebrates World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

On Friday 15 June, the Able Australia Active Living Program for Seniors (ALPS) team held a successful community event to celebrate the contribution of seniors in the...

Darryl and guests around table at Volunteer of the Year award ceremony
27 May 2018

Able volunteer shortlisted for Volunteer of the Year

Today is the last day of National Volunteer Week. The week has been a perfect opportunity to highlight and appreciate the amazing voluntary work we have here at Able...

Cathy standing in front of a painted tram, smiling with her arms lifted
22 May 2018

Able's Cathy Staughton selected to feature art on Melbourne tram

As part of the inaugural 2018 Yarra Trams Community Partnerships program in Victoria, Able client Cathy Staughton was given the honour of having her artwork featured on one...
Photo of Harald Tanner in Nissan Skyline car with owner Peter Roberts
18 May 2018

Targa Tasmania car visits Able Australia Launceston


Harald Tanner has primarily spoken of two subjects since joining Able Australia’s Young Adult Program last year – sports cars and...

Group photo taken at Deafblind Camp 2018 dinner
16 April 2018

2018 Deafblind Camp Update

On Friday 23 March, more than 45 people with deafblindness from across the country made their way to PGL Campaspe Downs near Woodend in country Victoria for the 18...

Steve Ripley (third from right) and his interpreter, Michael Gray, at NAB Sydney
15 March 2018

Able Australia clients share stories of digital accessibility

Able Australia clients, Steve Ripley and Paola Avila, were recently invited to share their personal stories of digital accessibility with almost 200 NAB staff working in...