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IASE celebrates its 20th birthday this month

February 4, 2014

A short history of the IASE and supported employment in Ireland

This month, the IASE has reached a milestone anniversary. It has been 20 years since the association was founded. In this blog, we look back over two decades of the IASE with a brief history of supported employment in Ireland and of the association itself.

The IASE was founded in February 1994 by Christy Lynch. Mr Lynch began his career in the field of intellectual disability as an occupational therapist.


New opportunities to introduce national standards in SE

January 24, 2014

This year is quite an important one for the IASE because it is in 2014 that we celebrate 20 years since the association was set-up in Ireland to promote equal employment opportunities for people with disability using the model called ‘supported employment’.

It’s so timely then that a new strategy setting out the association’s priorities for the next three years, from 2014 to 2016, was published just last month.


What does the word ‘inclusion’ really mean to us?

January 10, 2014

Inclusion is a term that has really come into common parlance in recent years. It’s used by politicians, business people, educators, the not-for-profit sector, carers, parents, community workers, social justice campaigners and so on in hundreds of different contexts.

Sometimes, it can seem almost like a ‘buzz word’ that’s been bandied about so often, it’s come to not mean very much at all.


IASE launches new three-year strategy

November 21st, 2013

Minister of State Kathleen Lynch joined the IASE on Thursday, November 14, to officially launch the association’s new three-year strategy for 2014 to 2016.

The plan, Opportunities for Renewal and Equality, sets out six main priorities aimed at increasing employment opportunities for people with disabilities in Ireland.


IASE launches new blog

November 21st, 2013

The IASE has launched a new blog!

The new blog will focus on issues relating to disability and employment in Ireland.

We will be posting news and articles about supported employment in Ireland, information for employers, jobseekers with disabilities, disability service providers and issues relating to policy in the area of disability and employment in Ireland.

We hope you enjoy the blog, our weekly updates and subscribe to keep up-to-date with all of our posts.