Innovative Practice 2021 on Inclusive Employment and ICT
Assigning job coaches for young jobseekers with intellectual disabilities
The Cope Foundation supports people with intellectual disabilities and/or Autism across Cork City and County, Ireland. In 2018 it launched the Ability@Work initiative to offer individualized employment support and job matching for young people with intellectual disabilities by assigning each of them a job coach. In 2020, 70 people were registered for the programme and another 44 had already been supported to find paid employment.
“I work on the Cork City Bus Tour. I never thought I would get this job, but I am proud that I did!”
|Name of Innovative Practice:||Ability@Work|
|Ireland – Cork|
|Sub-Category||A project of Civil Society|