IASE to Host European Supported Employment Conference in 2013 in partnership with EUSE (European Union of Supported Employment ) , the conference is scheduled to take place on Tuesday June 11th – Friday June 14th 2013 At Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin.
The conference theme is “Building an inclusive Europe through Supported Employment”.
I feel that there is an onus on me to be a role model those with disabilities. I was born with congenital cataracts but I have never let it limit my goals. This is because I have always focused on what I can do rather than what I cannot.
That sense of self-confidence is vital, particularly for those with a disability. Having a disability should not be allowed to hold you back, but it requires the confidence of the individual and the support of the wider community and the various agencies.
IASE would like to welcome two new board members to the organisation.. David Muldoon (NLN) and Peter Furlong (KARE), replacing outgoing board members Eithne Jarrett (Roscommon SE) and Lucia Power (ABI), whom's service and dedication over the years is greatly valued.
The National Disability Authority produced a guide for employers to assist them in supporting and retaining employees with acquired disabilities. NDA set up an external panel to ensure that the guide contains practical information for employers, IASE were part of this panel and have agreed to review the guidelines.