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.
To this end the IASE has commenced by distributing an attitudinal survey to Irish employers, created publicity materials and has launched the project ABLE website, which can be viewed here
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.
March 12, 2015
IASE has officially launched the eighth annual National Supported Employment Week which will run from Monday 20th – Sunday 26th April. Job Shadow Day (Wednesday 22nd April) is the highlight of the week and will see hundreds of people with disabilities take the opportunity to shadow a workplace mentor as he or she goes about a normal working day. Supported by businesswoman Norah Casey, the IASE is calling on businesses throughout the country to promote equal employment opportunities and sign up to participate at www.iase.ie.
December 2, 2014
The 20th IASE Annual General Meeting (AGM) takes place on Tuesday December 9, 2014, in the Ashling Hotel, Park Gate Street, Dublin 2 from 11:30am to 1:30pm.
Registration and networking from 11:00am – 11:30am
November 26, 2014
Northern Ireland Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry delivered a keynote address to a major North-South conference focusing on the employment support needs of people with disabilities and other barriers to work.
The ‘Creating the Future of Supported Employment’ conference, co-hosted by the Northern Ireland Union for Supported Employment (NIUSE) and the Irish Association of Supported Employment (IASE), explored the key issues and barriers that people with disabilities, and other disadvantaged groups, have to overcome in order to fully participate in employment or employment related activity.