Our Story

The driver behind the Ability8 app is family. And one family’s journey with disability.



What is Ability8?

Ability8 is a user-friendly self-management tool designed to help manage your disability journey. It equips users with the necessary tools to organise and manage care needs. This includes

  • paying for services

  • scheduling care

  • arranging payroll

  • establishing timesheets

  • ensuring you meet tax and super contribution obligations

There's a plan to suit all care needs with three simple plans to choose from. And it’s also designed for carers, contractors, and permanent employees. So you can ensure continuity of care for you or your loved ones.

Why Ability8

We launched Ability8 in 2018 to provide anyone with a disability the freedom to self-manage their care plan. As parents of an adult daughter with severe disabilities, we've navigated complex funding issues over the years. We knew there had to be a better way to help our family and anyone managing their care plans.


We began creating our app when the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was announced. We wanted something that:

  • kept track of funding

  • managed payments

  • help with scheduling care

Initially, we focused on succession planning, our app's most basic plan available. We know succession planning is a significant area of concern for any parent of a child with a disability. We all want peace of mind that our child will be cared for when we’re no longer around. But we soon realised the potential of a full-service app. One that could help people with various needs to manage their disability journey.