When the rubber hits the road: Employment and Disability

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.

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