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Intellectual Disability and the Gig Economy

The rate of unemployment for those with intellectual disability is more than four times that of the non-disabled population. Stigma and ableism continue to widen this gap. On this episode, you’ll hear about a program tackling this divide and how the online world is helping make career goals a reality.

Featuring:

Jonathan and Annette – Participants of Start Up.

Katie Butler – Program Director for Start Up at Challenge Community Services.

Beth Innes – Grants Coordinator at Challenge Community Services.

Bronwyn Hemsley – Head of Speech Pathology at the University of Technology Sydney and Researcher on the Start Up program.

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