Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Empowerment

INFORMATION IS THE KEY TO EMPOWERMENT: The case for pupils 0-18 years diagnosed with an intellectual disability and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder(s) navigating the Irish education system

Families/guardians of people receiving a diagnosis of intellectual disability (ID) and/or autism spectrum disorder(s) (ASDs) may experience a sense of disempowerment when faced with the prospect of sourcing appropriate educational pathways because they have little or no prior knowledge and/or experience of facilitating special education needs. Some information may have been absorbed through exposure to media coverage, or supporting charity fund-raisers...

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT

What is supported employment? The definition used by the Irish Association of Supported Employment is 'Supported employment enables people with disabilities to be employed in paid jobs in the open labour market'. How was supported employment developed? Supported employment was developed as an alternative to segregated employment options for people with disabilities in the US. The earliest examples of the supported employment...