ACES people are happy people
Enabling people with disability to participate in all aspects of life through innovative, flexible, individual support. ACES Incorporated is a not-for-profit, non-government, community organisation based in Port Macquarie.
Our key function is to provide resources and support services for adults with disability. The ACES family has a proud history of quality care, respect and consideration. We work together to build strong community ties and to remove the barriers that prevent people from achieving their goals and having a “good life”.
Resources include professional staff, venues, transport, specialised equipment, knowledge, encouragement and connections within the wider community.
ACES is NDIS ready and we are providing services to those with NDIS plans. ACES also receives funding for a range of programs including Community Participation, Transition To Work, Life Choices, Active Ageing, Community Access, Independent Living and others.
Our staff are friendly, highly trained and take a “person-centred” approach to the way they go about supporting local families. ACES is indeed a happy environment – you will enjoy the individual care and support we offer. We love supporting people to achieve their goals.
Hastings Aboriginal Network
ACES is a member of the Hastings Aboriginal Network for Disability and Mental Health (HANDMH) and is committed to working with Aboriginal people in providing culturally appropriate disability services, promoting harmony and equity and combating disadvantage.
Whilst this membership’s primary focus is disability support, the work also includes Aboriginal community engagement and advice on effecting culture change within ACES to make engaging with the Aboriginal community part of how we do business. This has resulted in coordinated involvement in local meetings and cultural events.
Significant relationships have also developed, leading to an increased awareness of ACES amongst the Aboriginal community. This work is ongoing. Read more: Aboriginal services (pdf)
Our Vision – what ACES wants to see happen Choice, acceptance, inclusion and community engagement for everyone.
Our Mission – ACES’ role in making this happen Having staff, places and resources that people with disability can use to get more from life
Our Values – what ACES thinks is important when doing its work At ACES we: • accept that everyone is unique • put the person with the disability first • respect the needs and roles of carers and families • are fair and compassionate • are honest and take responsibility for what we do or forget to do • are open minded, creative, flexible and quick to act • make services ‘real life’ not “quality controlled” experiences
A brief history The organisation known today as ACES (Access Community Education Services) began in the 1990s when a small group of parents applied for funding to assist them to gain better resources and community access for their children. Read more.
ACES INCORPORATED (ABN: 42 795 590 401): – is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) – is a Public Benevolent Institution endorsed to access certain tax concessions – is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) covered by Item 1, section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.
NDIS provider number: 4050009139