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12-month automatic plan extensions – still in place

21 July 2021

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the NDIS changed what happens when a plan reaches its end date. If your plan reaches its end date and your new plan hasn’t been finalised yet, your current plan will be automatically extended for up to 12 months. This means that your current funding will automatically continue for up to […]

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COVID-19 vaccines for people with disability

13 July 2021

People with disability and disability workers are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. With Some people with disability at greater risk of becoming very sick if they catch COVID-19, getting vaccinated is very important. OC Connections strongly encourages all employees, participants and their families to obtain the COVID-19 vaccine. People with disability who are eligible […]

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COVID-19 information for people with disability

13 July 2021

It is important that we take precautions to protect some of our most vulnerable people in the community. Some people with disability will be at greater risk of more serious illness if infected by coronavirus.  To assist in protecting people with disability from the risks of COVID-19, there is information and advice available on the […]

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The Disability Gateway

11 July 2021

The Australian Government’s new Disability Gateway has information and services to help people with disability, their family, friends and carers, to find the support they need in Australia. You can use the site to search for disability information and services and access information on income and finance; employment; aids and equipment; housing; transport; health and wellbeing; […]

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Meet Geoff, new Senior Support Coordinator at OCC

23 June 2021

OC Connections warmly welcomes Geoff Deacon to the role of Senior Support Coordinator.  With more than 35 years of lived family experience, Geoff is very familiar with people living with disability including neurological disorders like Motor Neuron Disease (MND) and other conditions like Muscular Dystrophy, ASD and Psychosocial / PTSD. Before coming to OC Connections Geoff […]

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New Accessible Parking Scheme

10 June 2021

A new Accessible Parking Permit scheme has been introduced across Victoria. The new scheme is designed to create fairer outcomes and free up accessible parking bays for the people who need them the most.  The main changes for drivers with disabilities or injuries are that:  You’ll need to start the application or renewal process online […]

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Belonging Matters – Focus on Community Pathways

4 June 2021

This Belonging Matters Focus Group is a way in which families, or unpaid advocates, of young people with intellectual disability or Autism can take steps to creating an inclusive life through exploring new ideas and possibilities with likeminded peers. Read further if this is the type of network and support you are looking for. Expressions […]

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Damian Cox joins Community Living Team

27 May 2021

We are delighted to introduce you to Damian Cox, Manager, Community Living at OC Connections. Damian is responsible for leading the day-to-day operations of the Community Living department. Community Living provides support to participants with a disability in Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA), Short Term Accommodation (STA), Supported Independent Living (SIL), and in-home support. Damian has […]

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Mordialloc Car Wash Crew ‘make the cars sparkle’!

27 May 2021

As part of its community-based employment options for supported employees, OC Connections Enterprises (OCCE) offers a mobile car wash service to government and private businesses across greater metropolitan Melbourne. Some of the current car wash customers include the City of Kingston, the Department of Health and Human Services, the City of Casey, and Tradies Heaven. […]

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