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OC’s Partnership with First Nations Traffic Management

7 June 2023

From doubling their order to spreading the good word about social procurement, First Nations Traffic Management has backed OC Connections Enterprises from the beginning. Lionel and Peter, directors of the 100% Indigenous company, have encouraged many organisations in the traffic control industry to go green by purchasing our Eco T Top Bollards, made from recycled […]

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New Developments in the Participant Reference Group (PRG) Initiative at OC Connections

30 May 2023

OC Connections recently made some positive updates to its Participant Reference Group (PRG) initiative. This revitalised program empowers participants to directly influence service improvements by sharing their feedback with the OC Connections Board.

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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Trigger Warning: This blog article includes outdated language to identify key moments in history and briefly mentions the affiliations of Hans Asperger.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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How to Get Holistic Care with Multiple Disabilities

23 April 2023

Navigating the world of disability healthcare can be tricky, especially when you have more than one disorder. Neurodiverse people are facing a growing field of specialisation, which can impact the way people with disabilities receive care. We set out to understand this complex situation and how to work with the system to get the best […]

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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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Bart’s Journey into Specialised Disability Accommodation

14 April 2023

MEET BART Over the last 20 years, Bart has been working with OC Connections to grow his social life, his independence, and his confidence in work. He’s a big Elvis fan, and he loves going to the cinema with friends. There’s something about Bart that makes you feel at ease – he’s kind, charismatic, and […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Finding a Hobby

7 April 2023

Hobbies are good for your mental health. Using your time in a meaningful way, doing something you love, gives you more confidence. Your mind loves to be engaged in play and learning. There are many benefits to doing a regular activity you enjoy. So how do you pick a hobby? Here are some questions to […]

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Have Your Say – NDIA’s 2022-2023 Annual Pricing Review

30 March 2023

The 2022-2023 Annual Pricing Review (APR) Consultation Paper has been released. This paper is part of a broader goal of the NDIA to support markets to grow and meet supply demands, while promoting innovation and delivering consistent participant outcomes. Family members play a significant role in the NDIS, as advocates and negotiators for their loved […]

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Disco fever is back

1 March 2023

After an extensive break due to the COVID-19, OC Connections is excited to welcome the return of Disco Thursdays at the Glen Waverley Community Centre! This event exists to build social connections for people with disability through the love of dance and music.  With much anticipation, we had our first Disco Night on Thursday 9th of February […]

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