About Us

ConnectAbility Australia: Connecting potential to life satisfaction ConnectAbility has a proud 20 year history of enhancing opportunities for individuals with disabilities to achieve their goals and aspirations. 

We receive funding from the NSW Department of Family and Community Services, Ageing, Home Care and Disability and work with over 170 people ranging in age from 17 to 80 with physical and intellectual disabilities. We support people throughout Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens and the Lower and Upper Hunter. We also offer the Building Community Connections program to support people who are residents of Hunter Residences, Stockton, access the community.

 We are located in Hudson Street, Hamilton and our office includes a program area and purpose built kitchen for developing activities of daily living, computer training area and sensory room. 

Our aim is to support people with disabilities to live their lives, their way, to their fullest potential. Our role is to look for innovative ways to overcome any barriers that may hinder people with disabilities achieving their goals. We are committed to providing opportunities for people so that they can enjoy the satisfaction, independence and sense of purpose that comes from being a valued member of the community. 

Current activities include education and training, activities of daily living such as cooking and money handling skills, volunteer work such as Meals on Wheels and recreational activities using local facilities such as beaches, parks, shopping centres and other recreational venues. 

ConnectAbility is an incorporated not for profit association, governed by a volunteer Committee of Management consisting of community and consumer representatives. 

We are a gift deductible recipient.