Inclusion Australia works to improve society’s understanding of and raise its expectations of people with intellectual disability. One way we do this is by advocating for open employment* opportunities for people with intellectual disability and by working with employers.

The late Paul Cain, former CEO of Inclusion Australia, worked hard to advocate for open employment for people with intellectual disability. Paul’s advocacy included writing some of Inclusion Australia’s submissions and reports in response to employment and other issues within the disability sector.

“We can work with the right support!”

Many people with intellectual disability and their families have been saying this for a long time. People with intellectual disability, but also employers, need the right support to make open employment work for everyone.

*‘Open employment’ means working in the community with colleagues who both do and do not have disability.