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How Avenue Creates a Workplace for All: ABC NEWS

March 30, 2021

Avenue member Stephanie Trinh-Tran can be seen in the front right of this image, wearing a vibrant dress and smiling while folding a garment of clothing. Beside her are two unnamed Avenue members, the unnamed female in the middle wears a blue t-shirt and copies Trinh-Tran in folding the clothing. The unnamed female to the left wears a dark t-shirt and is also folding a garment. Behind the three women is shelves lined with garments folded neatly into piles that are not yet being processedStehanie Trinh-Tran, aged 21 years, has a passion for the fashion industry and has been interested in obtaining work in the area since graduating school. Stephanie, who has autism, experienced difficulty in completing fashion courses until she joined not-for-profit disability organisation Avenue, where she now works in an order fulfillment team for a clothing label. 

After completing a one-year TAFE course and looking for work experience, Stephanie’s mother found Avenue and its partner, fashion company Yevu. Avenue provides a space for people with disabilities to do work in teams in a supported environment.

Avenue is a day program alternative where people of all abilities are supported to complete work tasks, socialise and develop their individual skills, regardless of their support needs.