Autism Education Workshop


EACH and City of Monash Invite parents and carers to a special workshop: A Guide to Working with Behaviours of Concern for Children with Autism Cost: FREE When: 10am-12.30pm Thursday, 25th July 2019 Refreshments will be provided Where: Clayton Community Centre – Theatrette 9-15 Cooke Street, Clayton 3168 Melway Reference: Page 79 B3 Who: EACH … Continue reading Autism Education Workshop

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

Good for Footy


Waverley Toyota and the Mazenod Panthers Football Club were proud to put on their annual “Good For Footy” clinic and exhibition match Wednesday 15 May at Central Reserve, Glen Waverley.

Support from Casey


(L to R) Peter, Maria, Robert Maglicic (City of Casey) Michael, Therese Desmond (CEO OC Connections) The OCCE car wash team has now expanded to partner with the City of Casey to ensure that the council’s large fleet of vehicles is spotless. Earlier this month OC Connections and Casey Council celebrated the opening of the … Continue reading Support from Casey

Shaping the future of disability policy for 2020 and beyond


The National Disability Strategy 2010-2020 is about creating a more inclusive society that enables Australians with disability to fulfil their potential as equal citizens. It is also the main way Australia implements the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Australia, making sure people with disability can participate in all areas of Australian life. The … Continue reading Shaping the future of disability policy for 2020 and beyond

Dinner Dance 2019


Somewhere over the rainbow, OCC celebrated our annual dinner dance this month. The 200 plus guests were greeted by an explosion of colours at Merrimu Receptions in Murrumbeena Friday, May 3. Participants and staff got into the spirit and dressed in the rainbow theme, with many enthusiastic guests preparing what they were going to wear … Continue reading Dinner Dance 2019

NDIS and the Election


As you may know, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has now called the Federal election for 18 May. National Disability Service’s “Deliver the Promise” election campaign, to get the NDIS on track, is now in full swing. As part of the campaign, they published a letter to members and a five-priority election platform. Our five priorities … Continue reading NDIS and the Election

Let’s hear it for the girls


It seems the influence of the AFLW and the continual growth of female football teams in local competitions has encouraged some of OCC participants to take part in the sport. OCC participant, Linda, and OCCE supported employee, Stephanie, have laced up their boots to join the Mazenod Panthers all-abilities football team this year. They join … Continue reading Let’s hear it for the girls

Empowering our participants


True to our values of Opportunity and Choice, OC Connections has developed a training program to equip a core group of participants to be involved in the recruitment and induction of new staff to the organisation. Participant Advisory Group and Resident Advisory Group members have taken part in the training program, with great success. Organised … Continue reading Empowering our participants