Safeguarding the future conference - Canberra, 23-24 May 2024

Getting Ready for Real Work

If you have been told a day program or an Australian Disability Enterprise is the only option for your son or daughter with a disability, think again.

Peter Symonds discusses stories of what is possible in open employment. You will hear about customising job duties, how to ensure the support is right and taking the next step.

Meet Peter Symonds

Peter SymondsPeter has more than 20 years’ experience in integrated employment. He founded a specialist employment service in Tasmania that assisted people with an intellectual disability to find community-based work. This later expanded into fee-for-service work in Melbourne. The organisation has assisted over one hundred young people to get ready for community-based work.

Peter has published and presented nationally and internationally on employment issues. He has a special interest in assisting young people with a significant disability transition from school to work.