Next Step

Next Step is a Leonardo funded European partnership that commenced in 2013 to explore and assess inclusive approaches for improving the employability of persons with disabilities or other challenges that makes it difficult for them to obtain and retain employment in the open labour market.


AGM 2015

Annual General Meeting 2015 | Sept. 24

The 21st Annual General Meeting of the Irish Association of Supported Employment will be held at The Ashling Hotel, Park Gate Street, Dublin 2 on Thursday September 24th at 2:30pm.

To register your place at the IASE 2015 AGM – please click here

The business of the AGM will cover Chairpersons report, financial report, progress report and the election of 2015/6 Committee.

All AGM documents can be accessed in advance from the IASE website. To facilitate the selection of 12 members to the IASE National Executive committee, a nomination form and profile sheet is available for members interested in going forward for election. Forms can be downloaded on the IASE website or are available by email on request from or by post if you contact the office.


New National Disability Strategy Implementation Plan

June 11, 2015

A new National Disability Strategy Implementation Plan was published in 2013 to continue to drive the agenda forward over the period 2013-2015. The Minister for New Communities, Culture, Equality and Drug Strategy, Mr. Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, T.D., chairs the National Disability Strategy Implementation Group which developed and maintains responsibility for the Plan.


Over 600 to ‘shadow’ at 500 workplaces throughout Ireland

April 22, 2015

IASE National Supported Employment Week highlights contribution made by people with disabilities in the workplace

Job Shadow Day, today, Wednesday 22nd April, will see over 600 individuals with a disability shadow a works place mentor at 500 employment sites throughout Ireland. The highlight of IASE National Supported Employment Week, Job Shadow Day promotes equal opportunities for people with disabilities through supported employment.


Taoiseach asks employers to Open Doors for Job Shadow Day 2015

April 20, 2015

Taoiseach Enda Kenny asks Irish employers to take part in nationwide Job Shadow Day 2015 and to see the contribution that people with a disability have to offer to the workplace – Get involved, Get working, Get inclusive!