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Labour force characteristics of people with a disability Australian Bureau of Statistics 2006.

A brief article from the Year Book of Australia 2006 which looks at working-age people with a disability. Areas analysed include labour force participation, disability characteristics and status, employment restrictions and rates of employment.

Australian Employers Network on Disability -- Sydney: Australian Employers Network on Disability [2013]

The Australian Employers Network on Disability is a not-for-profit organisation, resourced by its members, to advance employment opportunities for people with disability.

Autism at work -- England: Business Disability Forum 2014. 1 youtube video ( 7 min. 33 sec. )

The video can be used as part of a training session or to promote awareness of disability. Noel Hasting an Autism consultant discuses barriers people with autism might face in the workplace and how employers have a responsibility to make adjustments to develop good management skills such as, clarity of communication and instruction. He also discusses the strengths and benefits of employing a person on the autism spectrum.

The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities : People with learning disabilities should have the right to make choices about their own lives

This site offers information about services available in the UK for people with intellectual disabilities, their families and their carers. This organisation aims to raise community awareness about the lives of people with learning disabilities. Their are many links to reports, websites and excellent information on what intellectual disabilities are, the rights and values of people, supporting independence, education and employment, and causes and syndromes.

Ideaswa : Information on Disability Employment and Support Western Australia ACROD [2013]

A comprehensive website that provides information and resources to disability service providers. The training section supports the learning and development of staff working within disability services and provides an up to date training calendar for the Perth metropolitan area. The employment section includes a Support Worker Register, current advertised jobs and tips for interviews. A Policy and Procedures Resource Manual assists agencies funded by Disability Service Commission to align their policies and procedures with the Disability Services Standards.

JobAccess : help and workplace solutions for the employment of people with disability Australian Government [2011]

JobAccess is an information and advice service funded by the Australian Government. It offers help and workplace solutions for people with disability and their employers. The website is designed to provide information written specifically for employers, job seekers and employees with disability, co-workers of people with disability and Australian Government employment service providers. It has a comprehensive range of information about different disabilities and workplace solutions and adjustments. The website has step by step guides and checklists on recruitment, job searching, adjusting a workplace, employer incentives, understanding rights and responsibilities at work and much more. [Website]

Rising Pride : Thomas & John D'Eri at TEDxCoconutGrove 2014. 1 youtube video (18 min.)

John and TomD'Eri are a father-and-son team that founded Rising Tide Car Wash, a social enterprise dedicated to providing gainful employment for people with autism in a premium car wash brand while simultaneously inviting the community to see the potential this talent pool has to offer. This business was inspired by watching John's other son, and Tom's younger brother, Andrew, struggle to find his place in the world as a person with autism. [Website]