Landing an interesting and meaningful job affects us all. So why are employment rates so dire for people with disability in Australia?
The Melbourne Disability Institute (MDI) has recently launched a podcast called One In Five. The first episode talks about employment. Guests speak about the health and socio-economic benefits of work, and why Australia needs to be better at employing people with disability. People with lived experience also discuss what it’s like looking for work and managing a job with a mental health condition. The podcast also features YES’ much loved and missed lead investigator, Associate Professor Allison Milner (1983-2019) our project manager, Stefanie Dimov, who talks about the challenges for young people with disability transitioning from school into paid work.