About Us




We’re Here For You

Julia Parini is the Founder + Principal Occupational Therapist of Develop Abilities.

Julia and her team are highly trained, uniquely experienced and genuinely passionate about their work.

Julia has worked in the community services industry for 25 years in related roles. She has provided therapy to a broad range of people experiencing a variety of impairments.

Through lived experience, Julia understands the life changing outcomes that can be achieved through outcome focussed Occupational Therapy.

Talk to us about your needs today.


You’re In The Best Hands

Julia’s broad professional experience encompasses a range of practice areas including:

Psychosocial disability and complex trauma

Stroke, brain injury and spinal cord injury rehabilitation

Intellectual disability

Physical disability, vision and hearing impairment

Progressive neurological disorders including MS, MND, Parkinson’s Disease and Huntington’s Disease

Aged care, dementia and family carer training and support

NDIS access assessments and funded services

Julia’s professional qualifications include:

Bachelor of Health Science, Masters Occupational Therapy

Diploma in Management


What We Do Well

Goal setting

We partner with you to translate your NDIS goal into SMART goals (specific, measurable, achievable,realistic, and timely). This will guarantee you stay on track.

Evidence based therapy

Individualised and delivered to maximise your outcomes. We aim for meaningful change.


We offer in-home, in the community and virtual appointments. Your needs come first.

Reports delivered on time

Personalised, detailed and original reports delivered on time, as agreed. We know itsimportant to be ready for NDIS planning meetings.

Agreed costs

A schedule of support will outline all fees before we start.

Keeping you informed

You will receive progress updates for follow up work completed behind the scenes. You will maintain choice and control.

Honesty and integrity

We will tell you if we can’t help you and will refer you to an appropriate service upon request.

Let’s Get Started. Contact Us Today.