Highly educated, but underestimated: How disability employment services fail tertiary qualified individuals – ABC News (Emma Myers | June 2021)

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When Gabrielle Trenbath finished her masters degree in diplomacy, she did what many uni graduates do and went to an employment agency to help her find a career.

Members of the Enabled.vip team have not only personally witnessed this abhorrent reality for Australians who live with a disability, but we’ve also needed to endure and thrive beyond it.

Despite being university educated, the jobs offered to her were for the simplest of tasks such as stuffing envelopes.

Trenbath says the disability employment provider seemed to only see her cerebral palsy, not her academic achievements and job skills.

“They thought that because I was disabled that I was on welfare, and they didn’t need to find me a job, that they could just take their time,” Trenbath said…

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Members of the Enabled.vip team have not only personally witnessed this abhorrent reality for Australians who live with a disability, but we've also needed to endure and thrive beyond it.

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