What is Ability Links NSW?
Ability Links NSW is a way of connecting people with disability, their families and carers in the community.
Linkers work closely with people with disability, their families and carers to support them to fulfil their goals, hopes and dreams. Providers are the organisations that offer services to people with disability and the community. Linkers work for these Providers.
There are a range of Providers around the state, you can use this website to help you find a Provider or Linker in your area.
Who can use Ability Links?
Ability Links NSW is for:
- people with disability aged 0 to 64 years
- carers and families of people with disability.
Individual, clubs, groups and businesses can also access Ability Links NSW for information and support on inclusion of people with disability. There is no formal assessment process or referral that you need to meet in order to use Ability Links NSW.
Ability Links NSW – This is what Linkers do
Ability Links NSW now has a video showcasing what Linkers do, and just a few of the awesome outcomes they achieve for people they support in local communities!
20 Sep 2016
SEVEN-year-old Glen was recently accepted into the NDIS with an identified speech delay and other difficulties. Glen’s school counsellor, having recognised that his mother, Glen’s primary carer, was unwell and struggling to navigate his package, referred the family to Ability Links to help them make best use of Glen’s NDIS plan by providing them with information, building their capacity to negotiate the scheme, and provide them with links to formal and informal services in the community.
18 Sep 2016
Sarah Harvey, the mother of two little boys with Autism, first heard of Ability Links at a workshop relating to the NDIS at Mingara Recreation Centre, on the Central Coast, in 2015.
Sarah has since engaged and re-engaged with Ability Links a number of times. One of the most valuable things about her contact with Ability Links has been the open-ended opportunities to chat, she said.