People and Organisations that share our philosophy.

CDERP is a independent not for profit research foundation that undertakes research into disability employment practice, social enteprise and whole of life issues surrounding employment outcomes such as, social inclusion, social cohesion and empowerment. It also provides research in affiliated areas such as life style outcomes and outcome measures.

Centre for Disability Employment Research and Practice

Griffin-Hammis Associates, LLC is a full service consultancy specialising in developing communities of economic cooperation and self-employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

Griffin-Hammis serves people with disabilities by providing consultation in community rehabilitation improvement, job creation and job site training, employer development, self-employment feasibility and refinement, Social Security benefits analysis and work incentives, management-leadership mentoring, and civic entrepreneurship.

Griffin-Hammis Associates (GHA) place an emphasis on: High Quality Training and Technical Consultation, Project Development and Management Services and Inventive Service Delivery.


Foundation Professorial Fellow for Disability & Social Inclusion, School of Social & Political Sciences. The University of Melbourne.

Keith is a supporter and frequent collaborator in our research and grant work.

Professor Keith McVilly

Syntiro, the Greek word for “support” is at the heart of all that we do as we address the varied needs of our clients—local, state, and federal agencies, educators, employers, organizations and individuals—with creativity, knowledge, and innovation. The Syntiro team brings varied and extensive leadership experience to assist in designing solutions that achieve results. 

In addition to the many projects we manage, Syntiro provides personalized technical assistance and innovative professional learning opportunities designed to enhance organizational and individual capacity.

Syntiro - Maine USA

The Centre for Disability Studies (CDS) is a non-profit organisation that began operating in April 1997.  It is affiliated with the Sydney Medical School and the Royal Rehabilitation Centre Sydney.  Originally well-known as the Centre for Developmental Disability Studies (CDDS), the Centre was renamed in 2008. 

Over the past 12 years the Vision and Mission of the Centre have been to create and disseminate knowledge that would improve the lives of people with disabilities.

Staff  have a wide range of practical experience in providing support to people with disabilities and their families.



Easterseals provides opportunities for people of all ages with a range of disabilities to achieve their full potential. Together, we’re changing the way the world defines and views disability.

With a network nationwide, we’re proud to serve approximately 1.5 million people with disabilities and their families. From therapy and early intervention services, to camps and employment placement, we help children and adults with disabilities, caregivers, veterans and seniors be at their best as they live, learn, work and play.

easterseals - USA