Ability Options hosted its fourth annual Ability Awareness Day at Castle Hill RSL on Tuesday (August 5).
The event, hosted by Triple M broadcaster Tom Herschell, celebrated the independence, understanding and acceptance of people with disability to build stronger connections between people with disability and their communities.
Around 200 participants, staff, family and carers attended the day as well as special guests, former Paralympic silver medallist and more recently grand finalist on Australia’s Got Talent, known as ‘The Other Superman’ Paul Nunnari and South Sydney legend Mario Fenech.
‘Ability’s Got Talent’ saw a range of performances featuring playing of musical instruments, singing and dancing from self-managed, drop-in support, community access, case management, supported accommodation and transition to work clients.
Songs ranged from old time classics like Hank Williams and Elvis to new modern day music like Michael Jackson which was performed in a flash-mob style dance routine.
Ability Options’ CEO Fred Van Steel said Ability Awareness Day is a big day on the calendar.
‘‘This day is about our clients and the many talents and abilities they possess,’’ Mr Van Steel said.
‘‘It is always fantastic to see so much enthusiasm from all our participants, their families and our staff.’’
Clients were treated to a short presentation that showcased the achievements of Ability Options over the past 12 months.
Ability Options provides services through a variety of programs across NSW to over 2000 people and their families.
Ability Options' support programs and services are focused around each person’s needs and aims to support people with disabilities providing them with the opportunity to achieve their dreams and aspirations, and be valued contributing members of our community.