People with intellectual disability can and want to work.
Only 8% of adults with intellectual disability have a job in the open workforce.
Two 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.
People 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.
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;
-- Believes people with intellectual disability can work in the open workforce when provided with good support,
-- Provides good transition-to-work support as part of the NDIS,
-- Fits together with good open employment support for NDIS participants.
Good employment support can provide more people with intellectual disability the choice to work in the open workforce.