Outcome 2 - Resources and Guidance

Below are some resources and initiatives available to support in the employment of disabled people.

Autism NZ

Autism NZ provides support, training, advocacy, resources and information on Autism Spectrum disorders. Visit their website for more information, including about their Employment Programme in Auckland.

Work and Income

Work and Income have a range of services and initiatives to help when employing disabled people.

They will work closely with you to get to know your business and what you’re looking for, and provide you with a shortlist of candidates.

If you want to get in touch with Work and Income about their services and assistance you can:

  • talk to a work broker at your local Work and Income service centre
  • call the Employer Line on 0800 778 008
  • workandincome.govt.nz

Disability Confident toolkit for employers

The Disability Confident campaign provides range of practical information and resources for business owners, leadership teams, managers and human resources teams to help when hiring and retaining disabled people and can be downloaded at:


Workbridge is a specialist employment service that works with people with all types of disability, injury or illness. It also administers support funds, a government fund which provides a range of supports to disabled people in training or employment and to employers. This may include paying for special equipment, transport costs and New Zealand Sign Language interpreters. They can also help you with finding disabled employees and follow-up support after hiring.


 ACC can help with modifications and provide advice about how to assist employees who have acquired a disability, through injury, return to work.

Employment NZ

Employment NZ provides a range of resources, including a section on employment for disabled people.

Employer networks

Employer networks such as Be. Accessible can help you connect with other employers who share the vision of improving the use of the talents offered by disabled people.




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