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Making decisions about employment start much earlier than you might think.

Going to a mainstream school can help young people get on the road to open employment sooner.

Whichever type of school your young person goes to, work experience in open employment while they’re at school is also very important.

Schools have a responsibility to provide transition planning and work experience opportunities for students. It’s also possible to get extra support using their National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funding.

Open employment is when people with and without disability work together in regular jobs.
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Work experience is direct exposure to work and workplaces.
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