OCC participants contribute to success of NDIS communications


The OC Connections (OCC) Participant Reference Group has been praised for their contribution and useful feedback at a focus group run by The Information Access Group. Their greatly valued feedback has already been used to refine NDIS material ensuring that it is more accessible before distributing to the broader community. The Information Access Group is … Continue reading OCC participants contribute to success of NDIS communications

Mazenod Panthers sweep the awards


Huge congratulations to OC Connections (OCC) participants Linda, Tim, Roger and David who received awards at the Mazenod Panthers All Ability Football Club Presentation Night last month. Everyone had such a great time. It was a fantastic night! Jenny Madejski, (Disability Support Worker), OCC Linda, Tim, Roger and David play for the Mazenod Panthers, a team … Continue reading Mazenod Panthers sweep the awards

Disability Employment

Minister for Roads supports OCCE


Pictured above, left to right. Athena Kontonis (OCCE Learning & Assessment Manager), Maria, Peter, Shirley (OCCE Supported Employees), Therese Desmond (CEO OCC) & The Hon. Jaala Pulford MP and Michael (OCCE Supported Employee). See more images below. Team Leader Shirley and the rest of the OC Connections Enterprises (OCCE) Car Wash team, were very proud … Continue reading Minister for Roads supports OCCE

Pathways for Carers Walks


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. We will be joined on the walk by representatives from local organisations. Stay after the walk for a free coffee at Madeleine’s! … Continue reading Pathways for Carers Walks

Dylan Alcott

Plant a tree day


(Pictured above) Matt Fregon MP, Member for Mount Waverley, Dylan Alcott and the team from Glenallen School OC Connections were pleased to be invited to the Waverley Toyota School Tree Day on Friday 26th July at the Glenallen School in Glen Waverley. The day featured tree planting, face painting, a fun photo booth and celebrity … Continue reading Plant a tree day

An empowering partnership


OC Connections participant Carolyn and her support worker Nicole have formed a strong connection over the past few months through shared interests and hobbies. Both Carolyn and Nicole share a love for the arts and natural therapies. This has enabled Carolyn to spend more time doing the things she loves. Carolyn has enjoyed broadening her … Continue reading An empowering partnership

Accessible Telecoms

Accessible Telecoms


Telecommunication technologies make many aspects of our life easier, but with so many different devices out there, finding the right equipment to meet our specific needs can be overwhelming. Taking this into account, the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) has developed the Accessible Telecoms Project, funded by the NDIA. Accessible Telecoms is a nationwide … Continue reading Accessible Telecoms

Volunteering with cats


Di (picture below) loves animals! In May this year she expressed an interest in volunteering at an animal shelter to make connections in her local community and satisfy her love of cats.With the support of Carl Klimek (OC Connections) and the Australian Animal Protection Society (AAPS), Di now volunteers every Monday at the Dandenong South … Continue reading Volunteering with cats