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New Disability Employment Support Model Consultation Report released

NDS welcomes the long-awaited release of the report on a New Disability Employment Support Model following a public consultation process that ended in February.
Media release
Media release

New job platform to address low employment rates of people with disability

An innovative online job-matching platform that aims to link jobseekers with disability and progressive employers has been launched by Disability Services Minister Hon. Don Punch MLA.

RC Hearing looks at access to education and suspension

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Advocates, an academic and a parent gave evidence with many themes echoing those from the November 2019 hearing on inclusive education.

Witnesses said access to education could be restricted through gatekeeping in enrolment, exclusion from activities, suspension and expulsion, or a student’s regular attendance hours being limited by the school. The Commission heard that students with disability were more likely to be suspended than others – some for weeks at a time. Several witnesses said this ‘battle’ meant parents turned to home schooling.

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