Virtual Disability Conference 2022: Raising Expectations
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Many young people with disabilities transfer to disability services prior to being given the opportunity to explore the world of work. Employment First means that “employment in the general workforce should be the first and preferred option for individuals with disabilities receiving assistance from publicly-funded systems” (APSE, n.d.). Adopting Employment First principles within schools and disability services in the Australian context has the potential to lead to improved integrated employment opportunities for young people with disability.
Ms Jenny Crosbie - PhD Student - Centre for Social Impact, Swinburne University, Ms Michelle Wakeford - Senior Manager Youth Transitions Disability - Brotherhood of St Laurence, Professor Erin Wilson - Uniting Chair in Community Services Innovation - Centre for Social Impact Swinburne, Miss Bella White - Researcher - Melbourne University