Employment and Community Participation Research Project

Tue 19 Jan 2021

Employment and Community Participation Research Project

This research project will help the NDIA to understand the challenges that NDIS participants face while participating in the community and finding and keeping a job. The research project relates to participants who have autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability and/or psychosocial disability, and their family, carers and other supporters. 

Through this project the NDIA hope to find ways to improve their social participation, and connections to communities, and remove barriers to employment. 

You can have your say in an interview.

How will the interviews work?

The interviews will be either online (using Microsoft Teams), by phone or face-to-face depending on your choice and location (we will adhere to social distancing rules). Interviews will last an hour and are voluntary.

The NDIA can provide you with the following supports:

  • Screen-reader friendly emails and text messages
  • An interpreter (including Auslan) for face-to-face interviews
  • Translating and Interpreting Services for phone calls and interviews.

You can also bring a support person with you during the interview if you need.

Participating in the research is voluntary and it will not impact your NDIS plan. Please note that spaces in this research project are limited.

Participants, their family member, carer or other supporter will be paid for their time in line with NDIA’s payment policy.

You can express an interest by calling on (03) 9621 6118 or emailing the NDIA Research Team at researchprojects@ndis.gov.au.