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Finding Independence: How the NDIS Empowered Ben

For Amelia Parker, a mother in Maplewood, all she ever wanted was for her son, Alex, to have a chance to thrive.The introduction of the ...
Success Stories

The NDIS: A Lifesaver for Single Mom and Her Son with a Rare Condition

Years well up in Sarah Miller’s eyes as she describes the incredible opportunities the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has given her son, Ethan, and ...
Success Stories

Finding the Silver Lining: How the NDIS Helped Michael Thrive During Lockdowns

Living in lockdown can be tough on everyone, but for Sarah Jones, the impact on Michael Brown, was a particular concern. Sarah is one of ...

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Finding Independence: How the NDIS Empowered Ben

For Amelia Parker, a mother in Maplewood, all she ever wanted was for her son, Alex, to have a chance to thrive.The introduction of the NDIS program in their region in May 2018 marked a turning point for Alex. “It’s like he finally came alive,” Amelia beams. “He enjoys interacting ...
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The NDIS: A Lifesaver for Single Mom and Her Son with a Rare Condition

Years well up in Sarah Miller’s eyes as she describes the incredible opportunities the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has given her son, Ethan, and their entire family. A single mother of three, Sarah’s eldest, 12-year-old Ethan, was diagnosed with a rare chromosomal disorder called Q10 26.3 translocation to 8P. ...
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Finding the Silver Lining: How the NDIS Helped Michael Thrive During Lockdowns

Living in lockdown can be tough on everyone, but for Sarah Jones, the impact on Michael Brown, was a particular concern. Sarah is one of Michael’s primary caregivers, and one of the millions of people in Australia providing unpaid support to loved ones. Michael, 28, has non-verbal Down syndrome and ...
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A Mother’s unwavering love: Building a village for her son, Daniel.

This is a story about Daniel, a young man with Down syndrome, and his incredible mother, Claire. Daniel is 23 years old and non-verbal, but his smile and infectious enthusiasm are a language all their own. He’s also the face of “Daniel & Co,” a venture that began as a ...
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A Mother’s Fight: NDIS Grants Alex a Brighter Future

Disclaimer: To protect the privacy of those involved, certain details within this story have been altered. While the core message and events remain true, names and some identifying characteristics have been changed. Megan beamed with pride as she recounted a recent schoolyard scene. Her son, John, had just made new ...
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Overcoming Challenges, Yohan Lights Up His Community

Disclaimer: To protect the privacy of those involved, certain details within this story have been altered. While the core message and events remain true, names and some identifying characteristics have been changed. Yohan, a bubbly 14-year-old Torres Strait Islander from Thursday Island, is a shining example of how overcoming challenges ...
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Wailin Discovers Her Dreaming Through Oyster Care Adventures

Wailin had always felt a deep connection to her Aboriginal heritage. Growing up in the city, however, opportunities to explore her culture were limited.  She longed to learn more about the traditional dances, stories, and art of her ancestors, but  felt unsure of where to begin.   One day, at ...
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Alex Finds His Calling with Oyster Care Support Employment

Alex had a passion for working with animals, ever since he was a child. But navigating the traditional job market with his disability proved daunting. The interview process felt overwhelming, and the lack of understanding about his needs discouraged him. One day, Alex learned about Oyster Care’s Support Employment program. ...
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Bryan Takes Control: Plan Management Empowers Independence with Oyster Care

Bryan, a young man with a spinal cord injury, craved a life of independence.  Managing his NDIS plan, however, felt overwhelming.  The complex paperwork, budgeting, and coordinating service providers left him feeling frustrated and discouraged.  Determined to take control, Bryan contacted Oyster Care’s Plan Management service.   Joshua, Bryan’s dedicated ...
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Oyster Care Strategic Plan

Oyster Care believes communities thrive when individuals are empowered. Our strategic plan targets underprivileged individuals, offering skills training and opportunities for personal growth. We prioritize NSW communities, with a focus on reconciliation, closing the gaps for First Nations Australians, and aligning with UN Sustainable Development Goals for health, education, economic growth, and reducing inequalities.

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