Welcome to Disability Ideas Informing Practice. This website has been set up as an online space for Australian Disability Enterprises to discuss, share and learn about disability employment.

New in the Site

Frontline Manager Training

Person-centred training workshops are being offered to frontline NGO managers in two one-day programs available at various locations throughout NSW.  The Change Room workshops are aimed at achieving positive change within organisations by equipping managers with skills and tools to support their direct service staff through the change process.

ADEs Work For Me: Campaign site for ADE sustainability

ADEs (Australian Disability Enterprises) have launched a new campaign in their fight to maintain sustainability and continue to support the employment of thousands of people with disability across Australia.

The Dreamhouse: A taste of independence

The decision by young adults with intellectual disability to choose independent living is currently the focus of much attention from many Australian television viewers.  ABC TV's series The Dreamhouse, now broadcasting in six weekly episodes, addresses the issue of flying the nest in an innovative way, as three young people with intellectual disabilities seek independence by setting up their own shared accommodation.

Disability Wage Reform: Growing fears about job losses

A federal court ruling that declared wage rates at assisted employment enterprises for people with disability as unlawful is raising fears of extensive job losses and business closures in the sector.

Ticket to Work: A pathway for young people with disability

Ticket to Work is an Australia-wide non-profit organisation that helps to improve the long-term employment prospects of young people with disability.  Its approach follows the principle that engaging young people with disability in work experience and employment during secondary school years is a key indicator of post-school success.