Category: Resources

Autism Spectrum Disorder: What’s Changed and Why?

1 May 2023

Trigger Warning: This blog article includes outdated language to identify key moments in history and briefly mentions the affiliations of Hans Asperger. What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? Think about our brains as computer operating systems. The norm, neurotypical, is Apple. Autism, and neurodiversity, is Android. Neither are better or worse, simply different. Both are […]

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All Abilities Small Group Training

16 April 2023

Active Monash has launched a new program at the Oakleigh Recreation Centre, specifically for people living with disability. On Tuesdays at 10.30am and Thursdays at 11.35am, the new low sensory studio will be open for people with disability to move and exercise in a safe environment – carers and support workers welcome at no cost. […]

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Government Reviews impacting the Disability Sector

1 March 2023

A number of reviews are currently being conducted by the Government with the goal of improving the access, experience and outcomes for people with disabilities. SDA Price Review: The NDIS is conducting a SDA Pricing Review, which will “evaluate the impact of current SDA prices on supply and demand and set new SDA prices to […]

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Meet our Intake & Transition team

31 August 2022

The OC Connections’ NDIS Intake and Transition team focus on the onboarding of new participants to our services, as well as the transition of current participants from one NDIS plan to the next.  When you contact OC Connections to make an enquiry about our services, you will be in touch with our Intake and Transition […]

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Important contacts at OC Connections

31 August 2022

OC Connections is continually growing and evolving, and so are its staff. This evolving work environment can sometimes result in a change of support staff. To make sure that your experience with OC Connections is smooth and seamless it’s important to know the staff you will be working with. Below is a list of important […]

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the Creating your NDIS Plan booklet with an update stamp over the top

NDIS participant bookets updated

16 August 2022

The NDIA have advised that the NDIS participant booklets 1, 2 and 3 have been updated. These are available to support you throughout your NDIS journey. The updates include information on changes to the NDIS Act, clearer language and information about the ‘my NDIS’ app.  Download the updated booklets on the NDIS website, or pre-order printed […]

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Seeking carers and people living with disability to help co-design healthcare services

4 July 2022

The SPEAK Project aims to improve healthcare for people with disability. The project focuses on autistic people, people with intellectual disability, and people with communication support needs. The project is an initiative of Alfred Health and aims to ensure people with disabililities and their carers feel safe, understood and supported while in hospital. They are […]

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Free flu shots for all Victorians in June 2022

31 May 2022

Free flu shots will be offered between to all Victorians aged six months and over from 1 – 30 June. Cases of flu in Victoria have increased by more than 30 percent at the end of May. With case numbers rising so quickly it’s more important than ever that Victorians protect themselves, their loved ones […]

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The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has made recommendations on a winter booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

10 May 2022

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) recommends an extra COVID-19 vaccine dose for higher risk groups. This recommendation includes residents of disability care facilities and people aged 16 years and older with severe immunocompromise, as defined by ATAGI. People who do not meet this description but believe they need a Winter dose should […]

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