Support from Casey


(L to R) Peter, Maria, Robert Maglicic (City of Casey) Michael, Therese Desmond (CEO OC Connections) The OC Connections carwash 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 or so 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 … 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

Managing your money


Assistance in managing their money is a common request from our participants and their families. It is often thought that people learn everything online these days, but that doesn’t suit everyone. The CAP money course is a free basic money and budgeting course that teaches people budgeting skills and a simple cash-based system. Held over … Continue reading Managing your money

Toot Art Exhibition


Six of our artists showcased their work at Toot Artspace in St Kilda for two weeks at the end of February. Fred, Kathleen, Vlada, Peter, Joey and Craig joined creative forces for the OCC Group Art Exhibition.  The opening of the event was held on Thursday 21 February and was attended by family, friends and … Continue reading Toot Art Exhibition