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Job Shadow Day 2015 - Video
Disability advocate Martin Flanagan shadows Taoiseach
My Story: Keith Costello joins Ryan Tubridy | RTE 2FM
Top companies in Ireland contribute over €22 million
Spotlight Employer: Marks and Spencer
Unemployment rate drops below 10%
Get expert critique of your CV & Cover Letter
World first trial of a caption-braille phone
NDA - Accessibility Toolkit
Supported Employment Certificate (QQI/HETAC Level 7)
Summer school set to highlight supported employment
Take the plunge with Enable Ireland on June 27
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Job Shadow Day 2015 - Video
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Job Shadow Day 2015


Over 750 jobseekers and 440 private sector companies took part in Job Shadow Day 2015 on April 22nd. Job Shadow Day wouldn't be possible every year without the support of countless people throughout Ireland, working to give people with a disability what matters to them, the opportunity to be a valued part Irish workplaces and communities.
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Disability advocate Martin Flanagan shadows Taoiseach
Martin wants to continue his work in the areas of rights, policy development and active citizenship

Disability advocate Martin Flanagan shadows Taoiseach

Martin Flanagan pictured with an Taoiseach Enda Kenny


Disability advocate Martin Flanagan shadowed the Taoiseach for Job Shadow Day 2015. Martin wants to continue his work in the areas of rights, policy development and active citizenship.

For many years Martin has represented service users within RehabCare in relation to rights, community access, policies, advocacy, and promotion of NRAC locally and nationally. 

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My Story: Keith Costello joins Ryan Tubridy | RTE 2FM
A natural presenter with an easy going style which keeps listeners glued to their radios
RTE 2FM

Keith Costello with mentor Ryan Tubridy at RTE 2FM

Keith (21) from Kilkenny absolutely eats, sleeps and breathes radio! He is outgoing and bubbly and is rarely seen without his headphones on preparing playlists for his twice weekly slot on Dreamtime Radio here in Kilkenny. Keith is a natural presenter with an easy going style which keeps his listeners glued to their radios.
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Top companies in Ireland contribute over €22 million
Charities and community groups benefit from cash and in-kind donations

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(L-R) Robert Moher (AOL), Julie Spillane (Accenture), Rachel Nolan (Boots) Gerry Prizeman (Bank of Ireland)

Business in the Community Ireland  reveals 48 of Ireland’s largest companies in Ireland Contributed Over €22 million and 210,000 volunteer hours to Charities and Community Groups in 2014.

Increasingly, employees want to work with companies who have values that align with their own and also expect companies to engage with community groups. Companies involvement in community is further increasing, with 48 of Ireland’s largest companies forming over 7000 community partnerships and their employees volunteering over 210,000 hours to local groups and projects, up from 162,000 in 2013.

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Spotlight Employer: Marks and Spencer
Job Shadow Day 2015
Marks and Spencer

At Mark & Spencers Cork (L-R): Eileen Savage, HR Section Manager, Dylan White and Emma Rose O`Keffee, M&S.

Dylan White is 19 years of age and lives in Ballincollig, Cork City.  He is looking for work in the retail sector.  Dylan is a very determined young man with good administration skills and is also a very talented photographer.
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Unemployment rate drops below 10%
Progress still needs to be made for people with disabilities
Comprehensive Employment Strategy

The fact that the unemployment rate has dipped below 10% is extremely positive, however progress still needs to be made for people with disabilities who are only half as likely to be in employment as others of working age.  Here at IASE we are looking forward to the launch of the long awaited 10 year Comprehensive Employment Strategy for people with disabilities that is due to be launched next month by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD. 
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Get expert critique of your CV & Cover Letter
Coaching for job coaches programme with Sli Nua and IASE
Submit your CV and Cover Letter

Expert critique of your CV & Cover Letter! Having your own work critiqued is a great learning exercise. Liam Horan from Sli Nua Careers will give you extensive feedback in written and video format that you can refer to when writing future client CVs. You submit a CV and Cover Letter to Sli Nua Careers and they will give you written and video feedback on it. Registration can take place at any time up to Thursday, July 9th. 

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World first trial of a caption-braille phone
Technology allows vision and hearing impaired to communicate using their own voice
New caption-braille phone service

"It's so powerful being able to use your own voice because you can convey so much emotion" 

New technology allows people with vision and hearing impairments to communicate using their own voice. People’s responses are then turned into captions that can then be interpreted using the Braille display.

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NDA - Accessibility Toolkit
Make your services, buildings, information, and websites more accessible to customers with disabilities
Accessibility toolkit


This accessibility toolkit from the National Disability Authority will help you to make your services, buildings, information, and websites more accessible to customers with disabilities.
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Supported Employment Certificate (QQI/HETAC Level 7)
Enrol now for courses commencing October in Dublin and Cork
OTC Certificate in Supported Employment

Enrol now for the 
Certificate in Supported Employment (QQI/HETAC Level 7) course running in Dublin and Cork in October. Successful completion of the 12-week course will provide you with the tools required to facilitate job seekers into work experience/job sampling and/or supported employment opportunities. 

The course uses a ‘blended’ approach which combines online learning, virtual tutorials and face to face workshops. The online learning materials are explicitly designed to accommodate the pressures that come with trying to balance work, life and learning. 
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Summer school set to highlight supported employment
Course supports people with intellectual disability explore their goals
St. Margarets

St Margaret’s College Program topics, featuring leading speakers on supported employment, running from June to August 2015 are; social role valorisation, choice, relationships, meaningful day, supporting behaviour to communicate, supported employment, systematic learning, inclusive lifestyles, partnership of family and service workers, all to the benefit of what we want and deserve... a Good Life

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Take the plunge with Enable Ireland on June 27
Enable Ireland Swimathon to help raise funds for Sandymount pool
Take the Plunge

IASE member Christy Keeley lives with the life long congenital and challenging condition, Cerebral Palsy. One of his pleasures and for many others living with a disability is taking part in water based activities such as swimming. Christy says: "There is nothing like getting into a pool and feeling the burden of a tight, stiff and pained body relax and enjoy the water. It is like stepping into a different world."

Join Christy Keeley on 27th June for the Enable Ireland Swimathon to help raise funds for the Sandymount pool. It does not matter if you can swim 1 or 100 lengths, he would be delighted to see you on the day.

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