What Ability founder, Steve Dresler saw the benefits first-hand of athletes as support workers. Having faced early retirement through injury, What Ability is the evolution of Steve's innate desire to create a positive impact amongst his peers.
What Ability utilises professional and semi-professional athletes as support workers to provide community-based experiences for people living with a disability, including swimming, bush walks, beach days, indoor activities and overnight camps.
What Ability provides extensive training to ensure support workers are capable, fit and confident in their role. Their training includes the following qualifications; Epilepsy Essentials, First Aid/CPR certificate, NDIS Orientation Module, NDIS Worker Check, Police Check, Water Rescue, Working with Children Check, two professional references, and where applicable, Safety Interventions, Medication administration training and Emergency Medication administration training.
The Rugby Australia and What Ability partnership is about providing opportunities for everyone in the community to be involved in Rugby. It will play a key role in promoting the Modified Rugby Program, which is a world class program established for neurodiverse young people.
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How to become a What Ability support worker.
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