Giving participants a voice


The Victorian Education Commission (VEC) visited OC Connections in September to conduct an electoral outreach session tailored to OC Connections participants.  Presented by Deb and Annabel of the VEC Education and Inclusion Team, the session included information on who can vote, what voting is and what it means, where and how you can vote and … Continue reading Giving participants a voice

Football Celebrations at OCCE


The team at OCC Enterprises celebrated the AFL Grand Final with a special lunch on Thursday 27 September. The OCCE canteen was decorated in the colours of West Coast Eagles and Collingwood and participants were treated to hot dogs cooked and prepared by supported employees Elias and Mark, with help from OCCE staff. Organised by … Continue reading Football Celebrations at OCCE

Art Success


OC Connections’ artists, Craig and Anna, were awarded the top two prizes at the annual SASI Art Exhibition held in September. Into its sixth year, the SASI Art Show aims to provide a platform for collaboration and inclusion, welcoming all people with a disability to exhibit. This is the second year OC Connections’ participants have entered. Eight … Continue reading Art Success

Big goals, small steps


Short term accommodation (previously known as respite care) can support people with a disability and their primary carer to maintain a positive relationship by providing time for both to experience new things.  OC Connections offers short term accommodation options for people aged eighteen years and over and aims to provide new experiences and new conversations in … Continue reading Big goals, small steps

Certificate I in Transition Education Graduation


Congratulations to our seven participants who graduated from the Certificate I in Transition Education in July.  Brienna, Bradley, Artishna, Ariane, Zane, Shirley, Mohammad and David were presented with their Certificates by training provider Catalyst Training in celebration of their achievements. The Certificate I training involves participants undertaking one day per week developing the skills and … Continue reading Certificate I in Transition Education Graduation

Introducing our Brunch Club


Meet discerning foodies Aly, Jane, Jenny, Maryann, Adrian and Dianne.  All six live in OC Connections supported accommodation, sharing two houses next door to each other and have developed a shared interest in exploring Melbourne’s cafe culture. The club came about when the group developed an interest in healthy eating and selected to substitute their … Continue reading Introducing our Brunch Club

Make it Work Eastern Melbourne


Wed. 29 August 2018 11:30 am – 1:30 pm AEST Manningham MC2 687 Doncaster Rd, Doncaster, VIC 3108 The NDIS is making a difference every day. But we know it’s still not working for everyone. That’s why Every Australian Counts is bringing everyone together again with the Make It Work forums. The Make It Work … Continue reading Make it Work Eastern Melbourne

CommBank Foundation Grant


The CommBank Foundation has gifted OC Connections one of 1,000 Centenary Grants valued at $10,000 in recognition of the centre’s work in the field of intellectual disability.  A cheque was presented to Board Chair, Peter Willcocks, and volunteer, Alyson in early August. The grant will contribute to OC Connection’s Achieve Fund to provide specialist training, … Continue reading CommBank Foundation Grant