Finding a job can be difficult, and if you have a disability it’s even harder because of persistent workplace discrimination. But people with a disability are increasingly taking control of their own lives, building their entrepreneurial skills and establishing their own enterprises.
For the first national study of entrepreneurs with disability, an Australian Research Council linkage project supported by Settlement Services International, National Disability Services and BreakThru People Solutions, we interviewed 60 such entrepreneurs and surveyed a further 160. We found that, denied other opportunities, they had become frustrated, dejected and desperate to engage with the economy. Click here to read the full SMH article.