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DREAM resources for employers
An introduction for employers
To ensure people with disability are treated equally and are included in your workplace, you might need to make reasonable adjustments. It is important to have an open and honest conversation with your employees about their access needs and how you can provide for them.
DREAM resources for young people with disability
A young person’s guide to discrimination at work
Knowing your rights
As a young person with disability, you are protected by the Disability Discrimination Act. This makes it illegal for employers to treat you unfairly, or differently from your non-disabled peers, or to refuse to make reasonable adjustments in your workplace.
Talking about your access needs to an employer
Communicating with confidence
You might already know what your access needs are, or you might have a new job and aren’t sure how accessible your workplace is. If you are a wheelchair user, your employer might need to provide accessible parking, or rearrange furniture. If you are blind or have low vision and work with computers, you might need large print materials or screen reading technology.
What young people with disability say about employment
Here's what young people said about financial security and employment
To understand the experiences and perspectives of young people with disability in employment, CYDA hosted a LivedX consultation with nine participants in September 2021.
Young people discussed the significant barriers to meaningful employment, including:
Young people shared ideas and solutions to improve employment outcomes for their cohort. These included:
Calls to action:
Here’s what young people with disability said about Employment
The National Youth Disability Summit hosted by Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA) was the first event of its kind in Australia and took place online for 5 days between 29 September and 3 October 2020.
Over 250 young people with disability attended. These are the key findings on Employment and Identity.
Key themes and findings
Calls to action
Organisations and employers
CYDA's research and reports on employment
For young people and employers
For young people
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