Plain Language Research Summaries

ASID is committed to ensuring research is accessible.

We recently engaged journalist and communications specialist, Lisa Clarke, to develop plain language research summaries on recent research published in our two journals: Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability (JIDD) and Research and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (RAPIDD) about employment of people with intellectual disability.

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PLAIN ENGLISH – Getting a job

Most people with intellectual disabilities want jobs. Sometimes they need extra help to learn the skills to get the jobs they want. Research about Australian Disability Enterprises (ADE's) found that people are still not getting jobs. This can be because staff in...

On-the-job training failing employees with intellectual disability

While many people with intellectual or learning disabilities want to work, some employees are missing out on developing their skillsets due to poor training programs and procedures. In Australian Disability Enterprises (ADEs) outcomes for people with intellectual...

Transition to Work programs not delivering employment outcomes

The end of high school marks an important period in a young adult’s life. One of the big decisions they must make is around the kind of job or career they would like to have after finishing school. This decision is no different for people with intellectual or learning...