Minister presented with three-year strategy
New National Executive elected at AGM
Photo: Minister of State Kathleen Lynch with Greg Barry, IASE national executive, and Sarah Togher, IASE national coordinator.
Minister of State with responsibility for Disability, Older People, Equality and Mental Health, Kathleen Lynch TD, was presented with the IASE's new three-year strategy recently at the Red Cow Moran Hotel.
Minister Lynch performed the official launch of the strategy, which she described as a 'challenging but achievable' three-year road map for the organisation.
International day promotes disability awareness
A new National Executive for the IASE was elected at the association's Annual General Meeting (AGM) on November 14.
The 14 person executive has a range of responsibilities including agreeing the objectives and a programme of work for the IASE and making and implementing policy decisions.
The 14 people who make up the executive are: Teresa Mallon; Stephen MacWhite; Greg Barry; Dermot Cunningham; Peter Furlong; Marian Hennessy; David Muldoon; Eithne Jarrett; Ann Marie Healy; Hugh Cassidy; Colleen Mullaney; Heather Nesbitt; Regina Scally; and Rico Biriah.
More details on the new executive committee will be posted on the IASE website shortly.
National 'conversation on disability' for December
December 3 is the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disability (IDPwD).
The day is set aside each year by the UN to promote understanding around disability and encourage support at an international level for the dignity, rights and well-being of people with disabilities.
IASE launches new blog
Social enterprise Kanchi, which promotes inclusive business, is launching a national campaign to 'Start the Conversation' on disability this December.
The organisation is offering free training to the business community and the general public in a bid to remove some of the common fears about 'causing offence' or 'saying the wrong thing' when it comes to disability.
Time to renew your IASE membership
The IASE has launched a new blog!
The new blog will focus on issues relating to ability, inclusion and employment in Ireland.
We will be posting news and articles about supported employment in Ireland, information for employers, jobseekers with disabilities, disability service providers and issues relating to policy in the area of disability and employment in Ireland.
We hope you enjoy the blog, our weekly updates and subscribe to keep up-to-date with all of our posts. Visit the blog here.
Taking part in Job Shadow Day?
The IASE is now taking new applications for IASE membership and renewal of membership for 2014.
Join the hundreds of employers, employees, jobseekers and disability services who are working together for inclusive workplaces in Ireland through supported employment.
There are many reason to become a member of our association.
Contact the IASE to receive early promotional material
Irishjobs.ie editor speaking on the central meaning of work
Is your organisation participating in Job Shadow Day on April 9, 2014?
If the answer is yes, and you would like some material, including posters and brochures, to begin promoting the day in your community, please let us know and we will send it on.
You can read more on Job Shadow Day 2014 here.
We like this short video of Marie Reilly, content editor with Ireland's leading recruitment website and media partner for Job Shadow Day 2014, speaking on the central meaning and importance of work in all of our lives.
Watch the full video here.