Highly educated, but underestimated: How disability employment services fail tertiary qualified individuals

Trenbath says the disability employment provider seemed to only see her cerebral palsy, not her academic achievements and job skills.  “They thought that because I was disabled that I was on welfare, and they didn’t need to find me a job, that they could just take their time,” Trenbath said. “I’ve never been on welfare and I don’t get any NDIS funding, so I have to work. I not only want to work, I need to work to be financially independent … I don’t want to rely on government funding.”

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Topics:
Employment

Author:
Emma Myers

Source:
ABC News

Date published:
Mon 14th Jun, 2021