Employment services for neurodivergent people

CoAct support neurodivergent job seekers find and keep a job.

Job support for people with neurodiverse conditions, including ADHD, Autism, Dyspraxia, and Dyslexia

CoAct helps neurodivergent individuals navigate the Australian job market.

At CoAct, we recognise the unique strengths and challenges of neurodivergent job seekers.  As a leading not-for-profit employment services provider, we offer free and tailored support to empower neurodiverse job seekers through government-funded programs such as  Workforce Australia, Workforce Australia – Transition to Work, and Disability Employment Services (DES). 

We support many neurodiverse and neuro-different individuals, including job seekers with:

  • Autism and ASD
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Dyspraxia
  • Dyslexia
  • Tourette’s syndrome
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Anxiety and depression

Supporting neurodiversity through Disability Employment Services (DES)

Our specialised DES program for neurodiverse individuals goes beyond traditional employment support. Our team will work with you one-on-one to understand your specific needs, preferences, and employment goals. Through targeted training, mentorship, and ongoing support, we aim to empower you to navigate the job market confidently. From interview preparation to workplace integration, our goal is to ensure a smooth and successful transition into meaningful employment.

If you are eligible for DES, register with CoAct and we can support you with:
  • Building confidence and motivation to start (or continue) with your job search
  • Getting the training and qualifications you need
  • Helping connect you with local employers who understand your needs
  • Helping you to find and apply for jobs in your local community.

About Disability Employment Services (DES)

If you’re looking for work and living with disability, mental health condition, treated illness or injury, we can help.

How we help you achieve your employment goals

Disability Employment Services (also known as DES) helps people living with disability, mental health conditions, treated illness or injury find work and stay employed. It’s a government program and we’re one of Australia’s leading DES providers.  

Am I eligible for Disability Employment Services?

Each of our programs has different eligibility criteria. You may be eligible for Disability Employment Services (DES) if you are:
  • living with a disability, mental health condition, treated illness or injury that makes it difficult to find and keep a job. This includes living with anxiety or depression, neurodivergence including ADHD and autism, a physical or intellectual disability, learning difficulties, visual or hearing impairment.
  • an Australian citizen or hold a permanent resident, or on a Temporary Protection, Special Category or Safe Haven Visa.
  • aged between 14 and 67.
  • able to work at least 8 hours per week and no more than 30. 
  • are receiving an income support payment.

Get started with CoAct

Step 1
Complete our easy form or call 1800 226 228 and we’ll get back to you within 24 hrs.
Step 2
Meet with our team. We’ll unpack your goals, skills and health condition, and identify the support you need.
Step 3
We’re with you every step of your journey to work, building your skills and confidence to find the right job for you.
Step 4
Our team will provide ongoing support once you are in work.

CoAct has partnered with Australian Spatial Analytics (ASA) to support neurodivergent job seekers into stable, long-term meaningful careers

If you identify as being neurodivergent or having Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ASA can help you use your unique skills and interests to provide you with a geospatial and/or digital engineering career. No previous experience is required as ASA provides on-the-job training.

View jobs currently available with ASA

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Register your interest

Need help to find and keep a job? Call us on 1800 226 228 or complete our form and we’ll get back to you within the next 24 hours.

Are you an Australian citizen, permanent resident or hold a Temporary Protection, Special Category or Safe Haven Visa?

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