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    Do what you want to do. Be who you want to be.
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    Steps that helped me be who I want to be.
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    Creating relationships where everyone benefits.
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    Support that helps reach and achieve individual goals.
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    Great relationships create great opportunities.
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    Friendship Group - fun, food and friends.
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    Supporting those young at heart.
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    Your life - your goals.

About ConnectAbility Australia

ConnectAbility Australia was founded in 1992 by a group of community members and families to meet the needs of people with significant disabilities to provide opportunities to access community based resources, facilities and services. In 2015, a decision was made to diversify and grow the organisation to provide supports and opportunities to other groups within the community and a merger between ConnectAbility and Jesmond Connected Communities was completed.

We now provide a broad range of personalised supports to older community members, children and young people and people with disabilities. ConnectAbility participants reside throughout Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens, Maitland and other Lower Hunter local government areas.

Our approach is personal, flexible and centred on the person. Whether you are attending one of our Friendship Groups as an older person, a playgroup, community education sessions, or are a person with a disability looking to achieve goals and dreams ConnectAbility will work with you and, should you choose, those closest to you to ensure you achieve your goals. We actively seek community and corporate supports and partners to further enhance opportunities and outcomes.

ConnectAbility Australia is a not for profit incorporated association, and is registered as a gift deductible recipient with tax charity concessions. We are governed by a Board consisting of volunteer community and consumer representatives.


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Our Sponsors and Supporters
  • nib foundation
  • NSW Family & Community Services
  • AHA NSW
  • Newcastle Herald
  • NSW Communities
  • Kent Woodcock Creative Solutions
  • Downer
  • mg signs
  • Cardiff Toyota
  • WHO Printing
  • Southern Cross Austereo
  • nib foundation
  • NSW Family & Community Services
  • AHA NSW
  • Newcastle Herald
  • NSW Communities
  • Kent Woodcock Creative Solutions
  • Downer
  • mg signs
  • Cardiff Toyota