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People with Intellectual Disability and the Human Right to Work

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Event description

You are invited to a free online chat about employment for people with an intellectual disability.

This will happen on Friday 16 June from 11am until 12pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time).


  • Brooke Canham, Policy Officer, Inclusion Australia
  • Leonie McLean, Project Worker, Council for Intellectual Disability
  • Sindre Bloch, Manager, More Than Just a Job, Council for Intellectual Disability
  • Maeve Kennedy, Senior Manager, Policy and Projects, Inclusion Australia
  • Jun Takagawa, Professor, Faculty of Contemporary Law, Tokyo Keizai University
  • Simon Darcy, Professor, Faculty of Business and Disability Research Network, University of Technology Sydney
  • Linda Steele, Associate Professor at Faculty of Law, Law Health Justice Research Centre and Disability Research Network, University of Technology Sydney

You can email Linda Steele with any questions.

What will we talk about?

We will talk about why people with intellectual disability should be able to work in open employment

We will talk about why Australian Disability Enterprises need to change.

Australian Disability Enterprises are also called ADEs.

In ADEs, people

  • People mostly work with other people without intellectual disability
  • Get paid less money
  • Do not get to do training

We will hear from advocates and people who have worked in ADEs.

We will hear people with an intellectual disability who work in open employment.

We will hear from people who do research about rights at work.

Research is when we try to find out more about something.

We will also hear about how some people with intellectual disability work in Japan.


This event is organised by Linda Steele and Simon Darcy.

This event is co-hosted by UTS Disability Research Network, Anti-Slavery Australia and Law Health Justice Research Centre.

Thank you to Council for Intellectual Disability and Inclusion Australia.

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