The main object of the law is “To build productive employment relationships through the promotion of good faith in all aspects of the employment environment and of the employment relationship”.
Work and study
My older son with ASD spent about nine months volunteering through Volunteering Waikato until he found employment close to where we live. This was seasonal employment so it ended. His next job I found through a contact – he has been there five years.
The ﬁrst step is Transition Planning – Start planning for the transition from school at the start of high school. Create a support network. Make a list of strengths and interests.
Find out what drives Genevieve McLachlan – a successful entrepreneur, member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to people with disabilities and new member of the Disabled Leadership Group at Life Unlimited.
Find out about workplace modification funding.
There are a number of challenges to university study for people with autism. Learn more about some of the supports available.
Employment agencies find ways to assist people with disabilities to reach their career goals and participate in the labour market.
Community day programmes provide an opportunity for participants to take part in the community, develop friendships and learn life skills.
All workers have the right to be treated fairly and with respect, but they also have responsibilities too.
Volunteering and internships can provide an opportunity to gain work experience and skills, and to make contact with potential future employers.