The Social Policy Research Centre was commissioned to examine the experiences people with intellectual disability have with different employment models.

The study commenced in July 2015 and finished in 2016. Data was collected from 51 people with intellectual disability working in open employment, Australian Disability Enterprises (ADEs) and social enterprises. The reports highlight their experiences of choosing, finding, maintaining and changing employment, their likes and dislikes about their jobs and outcomes they achieve from working.

Research Centre

Social Policy Research Centre

Research Area


Australian Government Department of Social Services

  • Ariella Meltzer, Centre for Social Impact, UNSW Sydney
  • Sally Robinson, Centre for Children and Young People, Southern Cross University

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