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EPIC ASSIST AND ABILITY TASMANIA GROUP MERGER

The Boards of not-for-profit organisations Ability Tasmania Group (Ability) and EPIC Assist (EPIC), are pleased to announce a merger of their organisations, effective from May 2, 2016.

Ability and EPIC have been operating since 1994 and 1990 (respectively) and the merger of these mission-driven, values-based organisations will leverage from their joint histories of assisting people and communities to overcome disadvantage and achieve success. Both organisations have a particular focus on assisting people with disability achieve sustainable employment and careers.

Their merger will result in an organisation of almost 400 employees and 50 offices, operating down the East Coast of Australia. This will include offices in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. Head Office will be in Brisbane, Queensland.

Ability has been delivering a range of disability services across Tasmania and Victoria, and since July 2013 has been assisting participants in Tasmania as part of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) trial.

EPIC is a leader in disability recruitment and has been delivering disability employment services in Queensland and NSW. EPIC also delivers a range of disability services in Europe. Both organisations offer personalised services which focus on the individual - and their strengths, skills and goals. Ability and EPIC stay on the journey until their assistance is no longer needed. The result is success for all – the participants, employers and the broader community.

The combined entity - to be called EPIC Assist - will continue to deliver the innovative and quality services currently being provided by Ability for people with disability in Tasmania and Victoria. This will incorporate assisting new participants under the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Tasmania and Melbourne from July 2016.

For all media enquiries, interview and photo opportunities please contact Rick Staveley, Marketing and Communications Manager on rick.staveley@epicassist.org or (07) 3857 5085.

Welcome to Ability Tasmania Group Inc

Ability Tasmania Group is one of Australia’s few specialist services for people with an Intellectual Disability or who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder. It’s a local organisation that’s been in operation since 1994. Ability is directed by a Board of Management who have the skills and passion to ensure community based work is the outcome for people with an Intellectual Disability or who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder after they leave school.

Ability has a work focus, getting people ready for work, finding them jobs that suit their skills and interest and bring a commercial benefit to the employer and provide ongoing training and support to ensure that job is maintained or another more suitable positron found.

With offices in all major Tasmania offices and now operating in the south east regions of metro Melbourne we are ready to talk to you Click on the tabs to see if we can help you!

Ability’s vision

We believe people with an Intellectual Disability and or an Autism Spectrum Disorder have the right to actively participate in their community on the same basis as everyone else.

We believe this is best achieved by building partnerships with like minded people and organizations

Ability’s Mission

Ability Tasmania Group Inc ensures all its efforts are focussed on securing and maintaining work in community based settings that are  as least restrictive as possible with an emphasis on assisting people with an Intellectual Disability and an Autism Spectrum Disorder to achieve this goal.