About IASE

About the IASE

The IASE is a not-for-profit organisation set-up in 1994 to promote a system called ‘supported employment’.

Supported employment is used in many countries around the world to support people with disabilities and other marginalised groups to find and keep a fairly paid job of their choosing. I’m a jobseeker, tell me more.

At the same time, supported employment helps employers find the right candidates to fill their job vacancies and to build diversity in their workforce. I’m an employer, tell me more.

Vision statement

The IASE believes that everyone has an equal right to the purpose and dignity of a job. We work to break down barriers to employment for people with disabilities.

The IASE promotes supported employment at a national level, to jobseekers, employers, disability and other services, policy makers and the general public.

The IASE believes everyone has the right to the dignity and purpose of a fairly paid job.

With the right type of support, people with disabilities, who have been shown to face more barriers to work than other groups within society, can, and do, make a valuable contribution to the world of work.

Some 5,000 people in Ireland are at work today through supported employment

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