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People with Down syndrome want to work for the same reasons as everyone else – so that they can be independent, contribute to society, earn their own money, learn new skills, meet new people, and feel valued.

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Right to Work

‘Right to Work’ supports people with Down syndrome to build their skills to be job ready, and helps connect employers to new job seekers looking for work in open employment.

Visit the Right to Work website here.

Employment resources

Guides for Employees and Employers

Our Guides for Employees provide information to help people with Down syndrome to get ready to find a job. Our Guides for Employers contain tips on recruiting staff, training, adjustments, and support in the workplace.

A Guide For Employers Resource
A Guide for Employers
A Guide For Employers Practical Strategies
Practical Guide for Employers
Guide For Employees Resource (Plain English)
A Guide for Employees
A guide for employees easy read
A Guide for Employees (Easy Read)
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Working for yourself

Do you want to start a business?

See our Easy Read guides about starting up a new business.

You can also find information and resources on our Starting a business page.

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Business pages

Visit our Business Pages to see how people with Down syndrome have set up their own businesses.

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Resource Hub

You can find a wide range of employment resources for people with Down syndrome, families and employers in our Resource Hub.

See our Employment resources in the Resource Hub.

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Community Inclusion Toolkit: Employment

Our Community Inclusion Toolkit provides resources for people with Down syndrome, their families and for employers.

Find the Employment Toolkit here.

NDIS and employment

The NDIS have a range of resources and information to help people with finding and maintaining employment. You can find out more about NDIS and employment on the NDIS employment webpage.

Get in touch with your local Down syndrome association

Your local Down syndrome can help you find out more about:

  • employment supports and services for adults with Down syndrome.
  • employment sessions or skills programs in your area.
  • employment support programs like Job Access or Disability Employment Service providers.
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Click here to contact your local state/territory association