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NDIS Costs and the 2014 Federal Budget

Presentation by Richard Madden, Centre for Disability Research and Policy, University of Sydney to the 2014 CADR Research to Action Conference, Sydney.

Next-generation social care: The role of e-marketplaces in empowering care users and transforming services

Many local authorities are developing social care ‘e-marketplaces’ to give individuals easier access to adult social care services.

Overworking among people with psychiatric disorders: Results from a large community survey

This paper examined the characteristics of people with psychiatric disorders who work long hours. It showed that men with higher education dependent children are at greater risk of over-working. The findings have implications for their long-term treatment and care.

Post-course outcomes of apprenticeships and traineeships for people with disability in Western Australia

This article presents a retrospective outcome analysis of 253 apprentices and trainees with disability who were placed and supported by EDGE Employment Solutions (EDGE).

Receiving treatment, labor force activity, and work performance among people with psychiatric disorders: results from a population survey

This study examined the association between receiving treatment for psychiatric disorders and work performance. It found that receiving treatment was associated with non-participation in lobour force. It is also related to poor job performance.

Self-employment: An under-utilised vocational rehabilitation strategy

Over the last two decades self-employment has become an increasingly attractive option for many individuals, including people with disabilities. This article seeks to explore attitudes of rehabilitation counselors towards self-employment.

Shaw Trust

Shaw Trust is the UK's largest third sector provider of employment services for disabled and disadvantaged people. We work in partnership with public sector organisations and provide diverse services for businesses.

Sign Language Users’ Education and Employment Levels: Keeping Pace with Changes in the General Australian Population?

This article compares the educational and employment outcomes between sign language users and the general population. A gap exists between these two groups, although the gap has been closing over the decades. Educational reforms have contributed to the positive change.

Social disadvantage and individual vulnerability: A longitudinal investigation of welfare receipt and mental health in Australia

This article seeks to examine the relationship between welfare receipt and mental health among working-age Australians.

Students with a Hearing Loss in VET in Australia: A Statistical Snapshot. Support Document

This study identifies and evaluates the pathways available from school to vocational education and training and to work, for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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