Disability Survey Mornington Peninsula

Have Your Say The Mornington Peninsula Shire is currently seeking feedback to inform the development of their 2018 – 2022 Disability Action Plan, overseen by the Shire’s All Abilities Consultative Committee. If you are a resident, worker or visitor of the Mornington Peninsula and are associated with: a person with a disability a carers of someone more »

Metropolitan Fundraising Stall 2017

Once again, the Metropolitan Golf Club Women’s Committee hosted their annual fundraising stall this November and invited OC Connections to share in it. Pictured above, Cassie and Ben were joined by Deb Groves and OC Connections’ CEO, Therese Desmond. The group enjoyed the opportunity to chat with the golfers about our organisation while promoting our Christmas cards more »

International Day of People with Disability

December 3 marks the annual celebration of people with disability around the world. It is a day that aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and to celebrate their achievements and contributions. This year the OC Connections and Defence Administrative Assistance Programme (DAAP) team celebrated the day at the Department of more »

Ensuring a Strong Future for Supported Employment

The Department of Social Services (DSS) has recently released their discussion paper: Ensuring a strong future for supported employment. The paper asks people with disability, their family and carers and anyone in the disability and employment sectors to have their say on supported employment. As Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services, Jane Prentice, said: more »

OC Connections at the Our Choice Expo

 OC Connections was once again delighted to be part of VALID’s Our Choice Expo on November 21. Among other industry professionals, OC Connections participants and staff spent the day sharing important information with our peers and connecting with the disability community. Our presence at the event provided the perfect opportunity for participant’s Greg, Jane and more »

5th Annual SASI Art Exhibition

 Nothing beats the feeling of having your work and your achievements recognised. This feeling was shared and enjoyed by participants of the OC Connections art programme when they were invited to participate in the Statewide Autistic Services’ (SASI) 5th annual art exhibition. The exhibition is aimed at providing an inclusive platform for people with disabilities more »

Community Spotlight November 17

Welcome to the second episode of our Community Spotlight video series. This month, OC Connections’ CEO Therese Desmond is joined by Service Coordinator Erina Hamilton in outlining the positive changes made by the NDIS including improvements to the planning processes, better communication with less red tape and a recognition that the diverse needs of participants more »

Pathways for Carers – Monash/Knox Walks

  Caring for yourself is just as important as caring for others. That is why the Pathways for Carers project offers carers of people with a disability or mental illness an opportunity to share walks together and to learn more about news, services and supports available to carers. This is an opportunity for carers to mingle with other more »

Community Spotlight October 17

Welcome to the launch of our Community Spotlight video series. In our first episode, we interview OC Connections’ CEO Therese Desmond and chat with her about the Port Adelaide AFL player, Jack Hombsch, who recently won the Jim Stynes award for his work supporting people with intellectual disabilities.

AGM 2017

This month we celebrated in style the achievements over the past year at our Annual General Meeting. Highlights include the completion of the Accommodation Redevelopment Project and the launch of OC Connections involvement in the Defence Administrative Assistance Program (DAAP) at the Department of Defence, Victorian Barracks. Click below to watch the video of two inspiring DAAP employees more »