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Ability Options Media Release

About Inclusion Integrates with Ability Options

Taree based National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) service provider, About Inclusion has announced that they have integrated with leading (NDIS) provider Ability Options.

CEO of Ability Options Mr Fred Van Steel confirmed the integration following a recent meeting with the About Inclusion Committee and Board Members in Taree.

About Inclusion (AI) join Nambucca Valley disAbility Services (NVdS) and Kempsey Regional Support (KRS) on the Mid North Coast as new members of the Ability Options Community. The integration will further strengthen the organisations footprint in the Hunter and Mid North Coast, providing people with disability, their families and carers greater access to a full range of disability support services.

Donna Ballard, General Manager at About Inclusion welcomed the integration, "The NDIS knowledge, experience, and resources within the Ability Option team will boost and help to grow our organisation in the future. We are excited about the benefits this will bring to our operations, staff and the participants we support."

Under the integration, About Inclusion will continue to offer the full range of services trusted by over 300 local people in the Manning Valley and Great Lakes areas and will also retain its much respected brand identity.

The NDIS has been live in the Manning Valley since 1 July 2016 and About Inclusion have embraced the new scheme and are now supporting over 300 participants with disabilities, their carers and families under the scheme. The NDIS gives people with disability, their families and carers a chance to advocate for supports that are aligned with their goals, offering people with disability greater choice and control over their supports.

Mr. Fred Van Steel, CEO of Ability Options said "Our extensive experience of working with the NDIS in the Hunter, Nepean Blue Mountains trial sites and the new districts across the Greater Western Sydney area, where we support over 1600 participants, has proven that the NDIS is life changing for people living with disability and their families."

"I have had the pleasure over recent months of meeting some of the dedicated and committed staff at About Inclusion that already deliver the support services and uphold the outstanding reputation the organisation has. I look forward to working with the team and helping them extended the great services they provide to more participants across the Manning Valley region" concluded Mr Van Steel.


Ability Options is a TTP Provider

From 1 July 2019, providers of attendant care and community and centre based activities have access to a higher support price limit through a Temporary Transformation Payment (TTP). The TTP assists providers with any costs associated in transitioning to the NDIS. Ability Options is a registered TTP Provider. The NDIA have increased existing service bookings to ensure the additional funds are available to be claimed, and do not impact the quantity of services provided to participants. The NDIA has released an updated NDIS Price Guide and Support Catalogue 2019–20, effective 1 July 2019.