Employment Model Outcomes for People with Intellectual Disability

Current project

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.

Meltzer, A., Robinson, S., Fisher, K.R. (2019), Barriers to finding and maintaining open employment for people with intellectual disability in Australia, Social Policy & Administration, 54(1), 88-101. 10.1111/spol.12523

Meltzer, A., Kayess, R., & Bates, S. (2018). Perspectives of people with intellectual disability about open, sheltered and social enterprise employment: Implications for expanding employment choice through social enterprises. Social Enterprise Journal, 14(2), 225-244. https://doi.org/10.1108/SEJ-06-2017-0034

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)

What do people with intellectual disability think about their jobs? (Easy read report)

Australian Government Department of Social Services

Ariella Meltzer, Centre for Social Impact, UNSW Sydney

Sally Robinson, Centre for Children and Young People, Southern Cross University

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