Employment Model Outcomes for People with Intellectual Disability

Project Status: Current
People Involved: Rosemary Kayess, Shona Bates, Ariella Meltzer, Karen Fisher, Ilan Katz
Research Areas: Disability
Funding Agency: Australian Government Department of Social Services
Non-Staff Involved: Sally Robinson, Centre for Children and Young People, Southern Cross University

The Social Policy Research Centre was commissioned to examine the experiences people with intellectual disability have with different employment models. The study commenced in July 2015 and finished in 2016. Data was collected from 51 people with intellectual disability working in open employment, Australian Disability Enterprises (ADEs) and social enterprises. The reports highlight their experiences of choosing, finding, maintaining and changing employment, their likes and dislikes about their jobs and outcomes they achieve from working.


Publications

What do people with intellectual disability think about their jobs and the support they receive at work? A comparative study of three employment support models (Final report) (PDF) [1 Mb]

What do people with intellectual disability think about their jobs and the support they receive at work? A comparative study of three employment support models (Accessible version)

What do people with intellectual disability think about their jobs? (Easy read report) (PDF) [1 Mb]