Altered Abilities ®

Saturday’s at Warrawong Markets – weather permitting

I am extremely grateful to the City of Wollongong Awards Committee and the Lord Mayor to be the recipient of one of the 2024 Lord Mayor’s Awards for:

Recognition of Advocacy in the area of Diversity and Inclusion

June 2023 – Unanderra Train Station Lifts Installed and Opened to public!!!

How would you like to be ok with Change?

We all live with different abilities, skills, opinions, thoughts and feelings as we progress through the various stages of our lives. Everyone has something unique to offer and the things that make us individuals need to be incorporated in daily living. Change is occurring all the time and it is our perspectives that determine how we choose to move forward through these changes. Altered Abilities believes reducing the fear associated with the new or unknown can help in any situation.

Purchases of my recently published book can be made using the Shop tab – $20.00 each + preferred postage method. You can buy up to 10 copies with $15 standard postage, grab a group of friends and chip in together to save on costs!!

A special introductory offer to the first 100 customers to book a session valued at $70, free of charge with no further obligations. I am here to work with you, prioritising your current position, goals, and barriers over an initial 60-minute session. Outline targets, milestones and strategies to achieve your vision. Self-paced support tailored to suit your individual needs, the only person that can decide the timeframe is you!! I am here to best align your aspirations, working with you in a respectful and dignified space.

As at 07/11/2022 17 sessions have been taken – a total of 83 remain.

At the end of 2022 60 sessions are still available with a total 40 used.

A milestone of 100 free sessions was reached in September 2023, a massive thank you to all the various people and organisations that have engaged with Altered Abilities since our beginning in 2020.

2020: Altered abilities: A personal reflection by Rebecca Lachlan – University of Wollongong – UOW

Advocating for altered abilities — Connect My Community

Being your own champion – Life after stroke on Young Stroke (

Returning to work video