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Australians for Disability and Diversity Employment (ADDE) Inc.

ADDE was formed by Mr Peter Rickards (President) from the completion of his Leadershipplus project in 2005. From his own personal experience and frustration in trying to find meaningful employment after twenty six years in a major agency in the disability sector, he and a group of passionate individuals decided to do something about it. A public meeting led to the formation of a steering committee and decided the first project was to obtain funding to undertake the “Leading from the Front?” research project. ADDE has since become an incorporated association with DGR status and has carried out a number of significant training sessions and research projects.

VISION To increase employment opportunities in Australia of people with disabilities and from diverse backgrounds

MISSION To provide systemic advocacy, social enterprise, strategic partnership and member participation to increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities and from diverse backgrounds.

OUR COMMITTEE OF MANAGEMENT Peter Rickards President Jeff McNeill Vice President David Sullivan Secretary Edward Manuel Treasurer Asitha Gurusinghe Committee Member Gordon Trott Committee Member Kathy Leitch Committee Member Mark Glascodine Committee Member Julie Farthing Committee Member Julie Farthing, Mark Glascodine and Jeff McNeill will be standing down from the committee as per the constitution.

OUR STAFF Geoff Crawford Public Officer / Operations Coordinator

OUR ACTIVITIES Apart from our ongoing systemic advocacy work for people with disability around employment issues, we carried out two projects throughout the year. The first funded by the ANZ Trustees was a research project on graduates with disability transitioning to work. The second was to run disability employment workshops in partnership with Australian Federation of Disability Organisations AFDO in the NDIS launch sites of Barwon and Hunter.
 
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