What is Ability Links NSW?
Ability Links NSW is a way of connecting people with disability, their families and carers in the community.
Linkers work closely with people with disability, their families and carers to support them to fulfil their goals, hopes and dreams. Providers are the organisations that offer services to people with disability and the community. Linkers work for these Providers.
There are a range of Providers around the state, you can use this website to help you find a Provider or Linker in your area.
Who can use Ability Links?
Ability Links NSW is for:
- people with disability aged 7 to 64 years
- carers and families of people with disability.
Individual, clubs, groups and businesses can also access Ability Links NSW for information and support on inclusion of people with disability. There is no formal assessment process or referral that you need to meet in order to use Ability Links NSW.
Ability Links NSW – This is what Linkers do
Ability Links NSW now has a video showcasing what Linkers do, and just a few of the awesome outcomes they achieve for people they support in local communities!
11 Dec 2019
Denise, James' mum first contacted Illawarra Aboriginal Corporation's Ability Links NSW program looking for support in assessing the NDIS for children James and Jessica, James' sister.
Linker Renai worked alongside Denise through each step of the process and finally James and Jessica received their NDIS plans.
11 Dec 2019
A yarn with Bernie Tierney is full of many wonderful moments – always interesting, educational and often hilarious.
With his infectious laugh and smile it’s no surprise Bernie’s work as a Linker with the Orange Local Aboriginal Land Council is so effective and changing lives in rural towns across the vast Central West. From West Wyalong to Forbes, Condoblin to Orange, Bernie has a passion to support as many people as he can in their journey to live the life they want to lead.
13 May 2019
Ability Links NSW recently collaborated with Palace Cinemas at their Norton St Cinema to host an Open Captioned screening of the blockbuster Captain Marvel.
As it has been with all of our Open Captioned screenings the night was hugely successful and embraced passionately by the deaf, hard of hearing community and their friends.
27 Feb 2019
Barkuma Neighbourhood Centre is a very special place for Indigenous communities stretching across the Hunter Valley, Central Coast and Upper Hunter. The goal of Barkuma is to give Aboriginal people a place to come together and discuss their̲ needs. We were introduced to an amazing local artist Glenn and his story is a powerful one about transformation and empowerment.
11 Feb 2019
THIS is why beach accessibility is such an important issue.
It was a special moment for 78-year-old Maggie Moulder recently at Toowoon Bay Beach on the Central Coast who enjoyed her first ocean swim in 12 years!!
She cut the tags off a new pair of swimmers that morning, swimmers that had been sitting in the cupboard for 3 years.
20 Jan 2019
We took a drive up to Gunnedah last week to visit our Linker team at Winanga-Li Aboriginal Child and Family Centre Gunnedah (winah-nah-lee) who are doing some great work in their community to empower and transform the lives of Aboriginal people, young and old.
It was a hot one when we arrived in Gunnedah, seriously HOT, yet the positive energy being generated by Winanga-Li was clear.