“As someone with an intellectual disability and autism, it’s been really hard for me to find work. I think employers don’t feel I will be able to do the work – but I really only need small changes to make a role work for me. I want to be as honest as possible about my disability with employers but I worry that it’s why I don’t get the job.
I just loved working at the Open. I loved the atmosphere, experiencing all the crowds cheering, seeing people smiling. I got to make some new friends with co-workers. It was so good for my confidence – in particular it helped me improve my social skills with people. I also won ballot tickets for the grand final! That was a dream come true!”