School to Work

From the second half of 2020, CRU – Community Resource Unit (QLD), Resourcing Inclusive Communities, (an initiative of Family Advocacy (NSW)) and Imagine More (ACT) are working together on a new three year project to support young people with disability and their families to engage with employment.

This program aims to inspire, increase the confidence of and motivate students with a disability and their families to make a start on the road to employment.

We’ll be holding introductory webinars and in-depth webinars and workshops for each of the following groups:

  • Imagining Work for students in Years 7 and 8
  • Discovering Work for students in Years 9 and 10
  • Finding Work for students in Years 11 and 12.

The information contained in the majority of the webinars will be the same in Queensland, New South Wales and the ACT. However some of the content delivered will be specific to the state or territory it is presented in to ensure we cover local schemes and issues.

CRU will be with you on this journey to encourage and support so that your secondary student with disability and your family feel empowered, and you can take action towards employment!

If you would like to be kept up to date with the details of this project, please add your details to the form below.  If you are not a family member but a keen supporter of a person with disability and are interested in this topic, you are also most welcome to join the project mailing list.

Why is Employment for people with disability so important?

‘School to Work' is part of a 3-year National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funded project.   This project hopes to see the trend reversed on poor disability employment figures and give more people with disability, who have the desire and capacity to work, greater choice and access to the right supports to achieve their employment goals.

There are many benefits to a secondary student with disability engaging with work early such as a sense of belonging, making connections and friends, starting to find financial independence and building a career.  CRU will provide your family with information and strategies on getting started on the path to employment and working through the barriers.

Work and contributing to society is important for everyone, and everyone can have a real job. ‘School to Work’ will help your secondary student with disability and your family dream of work and build confidence to explore what work might look like for them.  To start you on the path to understanding why employment matters, here are some helpful Employment Fact Sheets.

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In the meantime, if you have any questions about the ‘School to Work’ project or other aspects of what CRU has to offer, please email