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Partnership for employment outcomes for autistic people in society (PEAS) research request

CVGT is proud to be associated with La Trobe University and the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre. Researchers at the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre would like to learn about the experiences of people with autism working with Disability Employment Service (DES) providers (as job seekers and/or employees). Who can participate? Adults on the autism …

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An employer’s view of disability employment

More and more employers are enjoying the advantages of employing staff with disability. Just ask CVGT’s  Business Development Coordinator Candice. Candace liaises with employers to try to source employment opportunities for CVGT jobseekers and believes any business that has a need for recruiting should consider hiring someone with a disability. “Considering the span of disabilities …

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Tracey shows everyone that disability is no barrier to employment

Tracey, Disability Team Leader at Northeast Health in Wangaratta in Victoria, continually apologises for her advocacy for people with disability – a passion that she is now paid to pursue. “I could go on and on,“ she says. “It is my passion to keep talking about these issues.” Tracey is profoundly deaf and her road …

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Inclusivity delivers the best business results

Businesses are always searching for advantages over its competitors. So here is a tip you shouldn’t ignore: creating an inclusive workplace will deliver innovation, better decision-making and loyal employees. Research over many years has shown that the more diverse the group, the better the decisions. This works because people tend to agree with the majority …

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Knocking down the top 5 barriers to employer resistance

Research over the past decade into barriers of employment for people with disability cover the same concerns. Barriers to employment area easily overcome. Let’s tackle the top five barriers head on! 1. Employers worry about the cost of providing reasonable facilities so that workers with disabilities can do their jobs. Most disabilities do not require …

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The staff member next to you may have disability

Did you realise that one in five people in Australia have some form of disability? So, the chances that you are employing – or working with – someone within this statistic is very high. A disability is a limitation, impairment or restriction that may limit full and effective participation in society—it may be physical, mental, …

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