IASE partners with ProjectABLE
Enhancing the recruitment potential for people with an autism spectrum condition
Ryan Tubridy on the waves with Job Shadow Day
IASE is pleased to announce their partnership with project ABLE, where it will be sharing it’s unique expertise in helping people with a disability in overcoming barriers to the world of work, to help enhance the recruitment potential for people with an autism spectrum condition across Europe.
People with Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) can make effective and highly valued employees and are often very focused, having considerable skills in particular areas. The unemployment rate for people with Autism is 76% – 90%. This is mainly due to many Employers having a general lack of understanding and experience in relation to how to support individuals with an ASC within the workplace.
"Regardless of your situation in life there’s possibility”
IrishJobs on taking part in Job Shadow Day
“Job Shadow Day shows people with a disability that everything is possible. Regardless of your situation in life there’s possibility and there is a chance and everyone deserves that.”
“Essentially no one should be excluded from the workplace"
National Supported Employment Week
“Essentially no one should be excluded from the workplace, there’s something that everyone can do no matter what the industry. It’s about finding the fit that’s right.”
Taking place nationwide 24th -30th April
Launch: Ireland’s First Disability Confidence Project
National Supported Employment Week, and the highlight of the week Job Shadow Day takes place each April to raise awareness about the skills and abilities of people with a disability throughout Ireland.
The IASE believes everyone has the right to work, express their ability and take part fully in Irish society.
Over one-third of people with a disability who are not at work would be interested in a job if the circumstances and right supports were in place. This figure is still higher (almost two-thirds) for young adults with disabilities.
EmployAbility teams up with Chambers of Commerce in Clare and Limerick
AsIAm “Empowering Potential” Conference 2016
The EmployAbility Services in Clare and Limerick have joined forces with the Chambers of Commerce in Shannon, Ennis and Limerick to launch a disability confidence in business project aimed at making the Shannon region the first area in Ireland where businesses become fully disability confident.
The pilot project is led by EmployAbility Clare and Shannon Chamber, and also involves Ennis and Limerick Chambers, and EmployAbility Limerick. It is funded by the Department of Justice and Equality and the National Disability Authority and will be launched at a breakfast seminar in Bunratty Castle Hotel on Wednesday, 17 February at 8am. The concept, which will also involve getting disability confidence champions within companies, has the potential to be rolled-out nationally.
Saturday 16th April 2016, Dublin Castle Conference Centre
AsIAm is pleased to announce their inaugural National Autism Conference, during World Autism Awareness Month, on Saturday 16th April 2016 in the surroundings of the Dublin Castle Conference Centre.
The theme of the Inaugural Conference will be “Empowering Potential” with a particular focus on the areas of Education, Employment and Independent Living – this will help to illustrate the spectrum of challenges and opportunities for people with Autism throughout the course of their lives.
Creating awareness of hidden disabilities
Vacancy - Job Coach in Donegal
While their disabilities may not be visible at a glance, they are real and can make life for people very difficult at times at home, at work or just out and about in their day to day lives. Headway and Epilepsy Ireland have come together to bring the discussion of Hidden Disabilities to the fore.
Employment Response North West
The role of the Job Coach is to support Clients with disabilities to source and maintain employment, and also liaise with employers, agencies and Government Departments. Knowledge of the Employers in the area would be an advantage, and an ability to demonstrate an understanding of the barriers experienced by people with disabilities when looking for employment is essential.