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Reflections on the first episode of the ABCs Employable Me

By Bill Gamack - posted Monday, 9 April 2018


While it was great that Tim's brother was able to accompany him and act as his advocate, this isn't always possible. And that's where it's important to lean on organisations like EPIC, who act as an important bridge between job seekers and prospective employers.

I'm proud of EPIC's results in getting people on the autism spectrum into sustainable employment. Almost 1 in 5 of the people with disability EPIC supports are on the autism spectrum. More than half of those we place in employment are still in their jobs after six months. That's numerous lives that we're helping to change, and many workplaces we're helping to become inclusive and diverse, and therefore more representative of our society.

It's heartening to see the issue of low employment being tackled in the mainstream media. And I've really enjoyed experiencing and partaking in the conversation surrounding Employable Me. I look forward to watching the next episode, and invite you to do the same.

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Employable Me continues on Tuesday April 10 and Tuesday April 17, 8.30pm, ABC.

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Bill Gamack has been CEO of disability employment not-for-profit EPIC Assist for four years, and is passionate about helping people with disability secure meaningful, sustainable work. Bill also has family experience with disability, and understands the challenges faced by participants and families in seeking the services needed to achieve success.

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