With the right support, "people have the capacity to have an extraordinary life".
They were the words of Links for Life Disability Expo committee president Danielle Northey, and a first-time Gunnedah exhibitor was just one example of that.
Ability Care and Holiday Options was among a handful of service providers Mrs Northey said were "a bit more prominent this year" at the Tamworth event: those offering supported holidays for people with a disability.
Director Raelene Sciberras said she'd worked in the disability sector for 35 years before establishing the business about 18 months ago.
She had seen "people needed help in the community, but they also wanted to go on holidays and they needed that support".
Using NDIS funding under the community participation and daily activities budget, Mrs Sciberras said clients could enjoy a trip such as a holiday or a visit to family.
Support could include planning, transport and personal care.
One recent example was a client who had taken a week-long cruise to Moreton Island; she is non-verbal and had one-on-one support during the trip.
"We have a ball," Mrs Sciberras said.
Expo committee member Kate Brown said the increase in such providers at the event was simply a response to increasing knowledge.
"Awareness is continuously growing about the NDIS - what's available, how to use that funding," she said.
The expo was held at Tamworth Sports Dome on Thursday.