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This is part two of a three-part series. For part one, go here.

Sarah* is ambitious, educated and eager to work. She also has high-functioning autism and relies on the support of disability employment service (DES) providers, referred to her by Centrelink, to help find her a suitable job. 

But her latest experience with a DES provider not only failed to find her work appropriate for her needs, but left her anxious, depressed, and afraid to pick up the phone.