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feature C hristen Dittmer has enjoyed working as a supported employee for Greenacres in Wollongong for five years. The 25-year-old, who has mild cerebral palsy and mild intellectual disability, said her job has given her new skills in administration, industrial sewing and training others, The Wollongong rally. Pho tographs courtesy Greenacres. while providing a supportive work environment. She has also made sitting at home, bored and alone,” campaign rally in Wollongong many new friends. Christen said. recently, to voice their concern for “If I didn’t have my job, I would Christen is one of hundreds of their jobs and their futures. be lost. I think I would really struggle supported employees from the to get work in open employment Illawarra region of New South Wales the country are employed by an so I would probably spend my days who attended a My Job Counts Australian Disability Enterprise. R EA S L BILI T P OS I IE S R SS E IB A IL L ITIES P O On the job learning, training and development opportunities available NOW in QLD, NSW and VIC. 1800 624 009 Talk to us today! More than 20,000 people around employment 33