Spotlight on: Lainah – an AYS Social Worker

Spotlight on: Lainah – an AYS Social Worker

With a culturally diverse background, Lainah is a treasured emerging disability Social Worker focused on providing society’s more vulnerable members with social justice. Through practicing self-empowerment, Lainah helps people mitigate and/or resolve life’s many...

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Improving your diet, can improve your life!

Improving your diet, can improve your life!

At AYS our life’s purpose is to empower yours! Part of that is providing valuable information on nutrition and access to our Dietitians. Afterall, if we eat a well-balanced diet, we generally feel better. It can impact our mood, sense of well-being, performance and...

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A Gift to Our Community, as We Turn 5

A Gift to Our Community, as We Turn 5

This week, Geelong based disability support start-up Access Your Supports (AYS) celebrates its 5th birthday. The supports agency, enabling the lives of those living with a disability, was founded by local Ralph Menchise in 2016 and has experienced 300% growth, four...

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SLES Participant at work!

SLES Participant at work!

Meet Morgan! As one of the AYS SLES (School Leavers Employment Support) and Finding & Keeping A Job Coordinators, Renee is sharing with us about how she met her participant Morgan and the transformation she has encouraged and witnessed in the time they’ve known...

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Nutrition and Autism

Nutrition and Autism

Why are dietitians recommended for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder? Many individuals with autism have food sensitivities. Many also have behavioural issues that make mealtime particularly challenging. Parents and carers often worry about providing their children...

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Supporting you in the midst of COVID-19

Supporting you in the midst of COVID-19

We are incredibly proud of our team who worked purposefully throughout COVID-19. It is their quick response and ongoing dedication and passion that has allowed us to support people with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. During April & May, our team...

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Understanding the NDIS Price Guide updates

Understanding the NDIS Price Guide updates

Below, we have explained what each change means and how it may affect you. Read the full article here: Understanding the price guide What has changed in the NDIS price guide? The NDIA has made some temporary changes to ensure supports can continue to be delivered to...

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Low-cost Assistive Technology

Low-cost Assistive Technology

Eligible NDIS participants will now be able to use existing NDIS plan funding to purchase low-cost Assistive Technology - including smart devices! Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Stuart Robert, today announced further initiatives to support NDIS...

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Telehealth silver linings during COVID-19

Telehealth silver linings during COVID-19

Before the COVID-19 crisis, AYS like most disability providers focused on in person, face-to-face encounters for the greatest level of connection with our participants. Yet many of us have been pleasantly surprised to discover the perks of telehealth during the...

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