Thesis / Dissertation

A systems analysis of the factors that lead to the employment of people with intellectual disabilities in Australia.

Peter Smith, Trevor PARMENTER (ed.), Patricia O'Brien (ed.), Vivienne Riches (ed.)

Published : 2018

Abstract

TITLE: An Examination of Factors that Lead to the Successful Employment of People with a Disability. BACKGROUND: Disability Employment Services (DES) is the primary vehicle in Australia charged with promoting and supporting successful open employment opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This research examined the client-consultant dynamic to see what factors were at play in promoting successful employment. METHOD: Research was undertaken using a Multiple Perspective Design that resides within the Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis methodology. Clients with a wide variety of ID/DD (n=24) and Employment Consultants (n=23) were interviewed using sem..

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