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AFDO’s Business Inclusion & Diversity Services (BIDS) provides an online toolkit for employers to access a wide range of resources on employing people with disability.  To learn more about our BIDS Toolkit, please contact our Business Development and Engagement manager, Jim Valavanis at Jim.Valavanis@afdo.org.au 

Below is a list of free resources on employing people with disability.

JobAccess Toolkit: This toolkit from JobAccess includes short video guides and downloadable resources with practical advice on disability and employment – from inclusive policies and recruitment to workplace changes and managing staff.

Employee Assistance Fund (EAF) gives financial help to eligible people with a disability and mental health condition, as well as employers to buy work-related modifications and services. The EAF is available to people with disability who are about to start a job or who are currently working, as well as people who need help to find and prepare for a job. It is also available to people with disability who are self-employed and jobseekers who need Auslan assistance, or special work equipment to look for and prepare for a job.

Disclosure: Choosing Your Path. Disclosure: It’s A Personal Decision is a web-based resource published by Western Sydney University and the University of Ballarat http://westernsydney.edu.au/choosingyourpath

Australian Human Rights Commission gives advice about discrimination law and complaints. A Disability Action Plan is a strategy to help your organisation change business practices that could result in discrimination against people with disabilities. The Action Plan helps businesses to work out these practices and offers ways to change and showcase their commitment.

Workers with Mental Illness: A Practical Guide for Managers provides managers with information on how to support workers with mental illness. It also provides managers with information about how to develop and promote a safe and healthy work environment for all workers.