Employment Toolkit

Down Syndrome Australia has developed the following resources to help people with Down syndrome and their families understand employment opportunities.
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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.

Down Syndrome Australia has developed the following resources 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 resources developed by Down Syndrome Australia include:

For people with Down syndrome and families

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Information sheet – for families of people with Down syndrome about Employment
Guide For Employees Resource (Plain English)
A Guide for Employees (Plain English)
A guide for employees easy read
A Guide for Employees (Easy Read)

For employers 

A Guide For Employers Resource
A Guide for Employers
A Guide For Employers Practical Strategies
A Practical Guide for Employers
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Schedule – Daily schedule example and template
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PowerPoint – Employment and Down syndrome

For everyone

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Case study – Employing someone with Down syndrome
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Case study – Employing someone with Down syndrome
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Fact sheet – People with Down syndrome and employment FAQ’s
Video – Employment and Down syndrome

Other helpful resources