Down Syndrome Australia resources
Community Inclusion Toolkit – Employment Resources
Down Syndrome Australia have developed a Community Inclusion Toolkit which includes a section on Employment. These resources have been developed to help people with Down syndrome and their families understand employment opportunities. We have also developed resources for employers, providing information about adjustments that can be made to support people with Down syndrome in paid employment. The Employment resources are available at Community Inclusion Toolkit – Employment Resources
Guide for Employees – Easy Read
The Guide for Employees contains information to help people with Down syndrome to get ready to find a job. The Guide for Employees is available at Guide for Employees – Easy Read
Guide for Employees – Plain English
The Guide for Employees – Plain English contains information to help people with Down syndrome be prepared and ready to find a job. The Guide is available at Guide for Employees – Plain English
Guide for Employers
The Guide for Employers provides information to employers who might be considering employing someone with Down syndrome. The guide contains practical tips on recruiting staff, making adjustments and providing support in the workplace.
Practical Guide for Employers
The Practical Guide for Employers is a companion resource to our Guide for Employers. This guide contains support and training ideas and advice for employers of staff with Down syndrome.
Down Syndrome State and Territory resources
Video – Employing someone with Down syndrome (Vic) – It’s good for business
Resources from other organisations
The NDIA have recently released resources and information to support people in regards to employment. This includes a booklet called Let's talk about work. More information and the booklet is available to download from here.
My Work Matters
My Work Matters has been developed by the NSW Council for Intellectual Disability to hightlight people with intellectual disability shining in the workplace.
The Ticket to Work Initiative
The Transitions to Employment of Australian Young People with Disability and the Ticket to Work Initiative report is centred on an exploration of transition from school to work within the context of young people with disability. The report provides youth disability data, explores what factors and elements comprise ‘good transition’ for this cohort and examines the benefit of utilising ‘transition oriented’ networked partnerships to achieve positive outcomes. The Ticket to Work website contains stories, research and ways to become involved.
Jobs for people with Down syndrome (USA)
This article from Touch-type Read and Spell (USA) is about how people with Down syndrome can get a job. It includes information about education and different kinds of employment.
Valued, Able & Ready to Work – Employing individuals with Down syndrome
This booklet was written by the National Down Syndrome Society (USA). It includes information about internships, assessment, training and mentoring. It also has tips for success when working with individuals with Down syndrome. You can find the booklet at the National Down Syndrome Society website.
Other helpful resources
Employment and the NDIS
More information about explaining the supports the NDIS will fund in relation to employment is available here.