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Our Vision

To bring happiness to people living with a disability.

Our Mission

Through community experiences we will bring a smile to participants, enriching their lives and unleashing their potential.

Our Story

What Ability is an NDIS registered disability support service utilising professional and semi professional athletes as support workers.

Founder and CEO 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. He has built a community connecting with children and adults with disabilities. What Ability is on a mission to make happiness come first; to enhance the clients’ perception of what is possible and take them out into the community to have fun.

What Ability is working towards the recruitment of as many professional and semi professional athletes as possible. Steve hopes to dissolve the stigma around how they are perceived when spending their time away from their sport.

CODES WE SUPPORT:

  • National Rugby League
  • Netball Australia
  • Super Rugby
  • Cricket Australia
  • National Basketball League
  • Football Federation Australia
  • Touch Football Australia
  • The list goes on…..

Steve’s Story 

I was just a regular kid who grew up on a farm with a dream to play in the NRL. At 21 years old, 14 surgeries later, and 4 weeks away from my dream becoming a reality, I got a phone call that changed my life forever. I had done my ACL for the 3rd time. There was a lot of dark moments in those next few months.

Coming to terms with what’s not meant to be was hard. I felt like I had my ‘passion’ taken away from me, but falling into this field has been a blessing in disguise. “Son as long as you can live your life and make sure somebody else life is okay, your life will always be okay.”

"We define OUR success by how we touch the lives of not only our community but the world"

Steve Dresler
Founder and CEO of What Ability
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