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Dear Delegate,

I am delighted to announce the Call for Papers for the 11th EUSE Conference entitled
“Building an Inclusive Europe through Supported Employment”
This significant event is an inter-disciplinary conference open to professionals at every level within the Disability, Community and Business sector who support people with disabilities or marginalised groups into mainstream supported employment opportunities. It also is open to academics/ educators at any stage of their career as well as people with disabilities and their families.
Confirmed plenary speaker to date are :

Paul Wehman, Ph.D.
Dr. Paul Wehman is a Professor of Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation and Chairman of Rehabilitation Research with a joint appointment in the Departments of Special Education and Disability Policy and Rehabilitation Counseling. He received the VCU School of Medicine Research Recognition Award, June, 2007 and was elected Life Long Emeritus Member of APSE: The Employment Network, August, 2006 (an organization dedicated to the employment of people with significant disabilities). He has written, co-authored, or edited 42 commercially published books and written over 200 journal articles, mostly in the transition and employment areas. He is on several editorial boards and has been Editor of the Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation for 18 years.

Dr. Rachel Perkins OBE
Rachel Perkins worked in mental health services for 30 years in a range of positions including Clinical Director of Adult Mental Health Services and latterly Director of Quality Assurance and User Experience at South West London and St. George’s Mental Health NHS Trust. Her background is in clinical psychology, she was Clinical Director of Adult Mental Health Services at the Trust. She is also a long term user of mental health services, Vice Chair of Rethink, a member of the Department of Work and Pensions Disability Employment Advisory Committee (DEAC) and a member of the UK cross-government Mental Health and Employment Strategy Steering Group.
Dr. Rachel Perkins has written and spoken widely about recovery and social inclusion and contributes a regular column to Open Mind. She has developed a number of programmes to help people with mental health difficulties to access employment and education including the Pathfinder User Employment Project - a programme established in 1995 to increase employment opportunities within mental health services for people who have themselves experienced mental health problems.

EUSE in association with IASE invite abstracts of up to 500 words. Please submit online via the link below. Alternatively you can submit by email to eusecallforpapers@iase.ie using the official application (subject line must be EUSE Call for Papers). Application Form and Terms and conditions are available via this link.

Abstracts are invited for Presentations, Workshops, Discussion groups and Research on the following topics:

• Suppported Employment – “Broadening The Reach” for New Populations & Promoting a Culture of Change for Individuals, Organisations, Society in the area of Active Citizenship, Supported Living, Self Determination, Human Rights and Advocacy

• Creative Working with Employers

• Models of Transitioning e.g. School Leavers, Supported Employment to Retirement, Therapeutic Services to Supported Employment

• Mental Health and Supported Employment

• Supported Employment Initiatives for Individuals with Autistic Spectrum Disorders( ASD)

• Promoting Independence through New Technologies for People with Disabilities

• The Impact of Personal Budgets

We look forward to reading your abstracts and meeting you at the conference in the iconic Croke Park Conference Centre.

Yours in support,

Teresa Mallon

IASE Chairperson
Chairperson of Conference Organising Committee


Irish Association of Supported Employment, Lower Barrack Street, Belmullet, Co. Mayo, Ireland
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