Employment Support for People with Intellectual Disability that Works

I_Can_Work.pngPeople with intellectual disability can and want to work.

decrease.pngOnly 8% of adults with intellectual disability have a job in the open workforce.

barriers.pngTwo barriers stop people with intellectual disability getting jobs.

  1. Many do not think they can work in the open workforce.

  2. Good support is not available in all places.

Good_Support.pngPeople with intellectual disability need good providers. 

A new employment support system must;

-- Increase support that achieves job outcomes.

-- Report job outcomes by disability so individuals, families, and employers can choose good providers.

-- Make sure funding meets the cost of good support.

 

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The NDIS and open employment services can provide big savings for the government.

Good transition-to-work and open employment support is cheaper than day programs and supported employment.

 

  We want a new employment support system that;

images-2.jpeg-- Believes people with intellectual disability can work in the open workforce when provided with good support,

 

images-3.jpeg-- Provides good transition-to-work support as part of the NDIS,

and

-- Fits together with good open employment support for NDIS participants.

 

increased_jobs.pngGood employment support can provide more people with intellectual disability the choice to work in the open workforce. 


 

 

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  • signed 2016-06-04 10:11:16 +1000
    Julia Westland- everyone deserves to have meaningful work and has a right to support themselves.
  • signed 2015-11-09 12:00:58 +1100
  • signed 2015-11-08 09:49:23 +1100
    To have a disability, should not be the grounds to non employment.
  • signed via 2015-10-18 12:40:01 +1100
  • signed via 2015-09-24 10:35:12 +1000
    People with intellectual disabilities are part of our community and want to be as functional as everyone else. Every person with an intellectual disability that I have encountered in a work environment has been polite, efficient and diligent in their role.
  • signed 2015-09-24 10:16:54 +1000
    JobSupport has helped me for the past 25 years.

    I worked for The Law Reform Commission and now for MacDonalds.

    I always work hard and make lots of friends.
  • signed 2015-09-23 17:57:28 +1000
    My son has a paid job because he has the support he needs and this is essential for him to continue working and/or if he needs to retrain to allow him to contribute and be a valued member of the wider community. This is his right and the right of every person.
  • signed 2015-09-23 07:11:35 +1000
  • signed 2015-09-03 09:17:26 +1000
  • signed 2015-08-27 09:49:20 +1000
  • signed 2015-08-26 08:40:42 +1000
    deserving of everyone’s support
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  • signed 2015-08-13 10:46:04 +1000
    Way to go!
  • signed 2015-08-12 21:34:50 +1000
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  • signed 2015-08-11 09:11:31 +1000
    Yes! We need a much more skilled approach to supporting employers to support people of different ability to work with them. Amazing things can happen with tailored approaches and simple, but perfectly aimed supports.
  • signed 2015-08-10 19:31:06 +1000
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