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July 2020

Welcome to the July edition of the Ticket to Work newsletter.

We acknowledge the uncertain times we are all navigating our way through and the impact this has had on employers. In this edition, we shine the spotlight on employers and share a report we commissioned that explores the experience of employers that have hired young people with disability. 

As we are working collectively to overcome a pandemic by staying at home and social distancing, it presents an opportunity to soak in knowledge and learn. So check out our new Ticket to Work website, there will be further resources available soon. 

Recently, we asked Ticket to Work Networks how we could best support you during COVID-19. Thank you to those who took part. We heard you, and in response, we have set up a COVID-19 resource page, in addition to publishing a
COVID-19 and young people with disability article. Let's work together so when we get to the other side of this pandemic, those doors to employment swing back open for young people with disability.  

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The Employer Experience: Hiring young people with intellectual disability

This research explores the existing literature and the experience of employers who offer work opportunities to young people with intellectual disabilities. Access the research here. 
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Case study: Brewing up positive change at the Brewhouse 

Offering work to Kyle, a young man with autism and dyslexia has made a positive change to the whole team at the Queenscliff Brewhouse. General Manager, Deb Murray shares her experience about what happens when we decide to look outside the box. Read this story as well as other stories about employers
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New Ticket to Work website and COVID-19 resources

We hear you! In response to the survey, we have set up a resource page, to support school to work transition during COVID-19. While you are there explore the new Ticket to Work website. Keep your eyes peeled as new videos and learning resources are just around the corner. 
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COVID-19 and young people with disability

This article looks at ensuring young people with disability do not experience long term effects of the COVID downturn. Read the full article here
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Podcast: Talking Ticket to Work 

CDERP have released a disability employment podcast, featuring Michelle Wakeford talking about Ticket to Work. Learn more about how the model works, what evidence-informed good practice looks like and the pathway forward.  Listen here.