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Effective employment services
Rather than focusing on a person’s functional limitations through work capability assessments, Access to Work focuses on which supports or work environment enable individuals with disabilities to work. Part of this is the "right to control" giving persons with disabilities control over the budgets allocated to them.
UK Department of Work and Pensions, Office for Disability Issues, Effective employment services, United Kingdom
NGO federation training and placing young adults with intellectual disabilities
The programme addresses the needs of both young jobseekers with intellectual disabilities and employers by offering training and continuous guidance to ensure high retention rates. Inclusion Mauritius also trains its beneficiaries to become self-advocates. From 2018 to 2020, 162 young adults were trained.
Inclusion Mauritius, Supported Employment, Mauritius
Creating employer demand for inclusive hiring
By taking a demand rather than a supply focus, the initiative enters into a direct dialogue with employers, informing them why persons with intellectual disabilities make excellent employees and can fill regularly occurring vacancies. Begun in 2014 1,159 employment opportunities were secured by September 2016.
Canadian Department of Employment and Social Development, Ready, Willing and Able Initiative (RWA) of 2014-2017 Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)/Service Canada, Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) and Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorders Alliance (CASDA), Canada, Canada
A multifunctional hub towards the open labour market
The Living Link employment model includes job analysis, job matching, interview support, placement, co-worker training, and advocacy, as well as the recommendation of assistive devices and the provision of career planning. In 2015 alone, approximately 50 people were hired in various forms of employment.
Living Link, South Africa
Quotas, support and subsidies for private employers
By building on validated initiatives the programme has established legislation, policies, and procedures for employers that include quotas, incentives, and subsidies. Launched in 2014 by 2016 of the approximately 648,000 Saudis with disabilities, 62,728 were employed by 31,790 companies and nearly 17,400 received subsidies.
Saudi Arabian Ministry of Labour, Tawafuq Empowerment for Employment for Persons with Disabilities Programme of 2014 Ministry of Labour and Social Development (MLSD) and the Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF), Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia
Alternative ways for successful job applications
Since 2013, ECDD has been collaborating with public vocational training colleges on the "Inclusive Skills Training and Employment Programme for and by Persons with Disabilities" to facilitate training opportunities for people with disabilities, including with intellectual disabilities. By 2016, ISTEP had assisted more than 1,500 beneficiaries.
ECDD - Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development, Ethiopia
Returning Malaysians with acquired disabilities to work
By providing job placement and employment support for workers who have acquired disabilities and, at the same, by challenging the conception of "not able to work the Job Placement & Employment Support Services initiative is promoting the return to work. By 2016, 3,072 people had been placed in new jobs.
Social Security Organisation Malaysia, Job Placement & Employment Support Services of 2008 (Return to Work Programme) Social Security Organisation (SOCSO), Malaysia, Malaysia
Long-term inclusion in the open labour market, state-wide
Begun in 1983, the programme provides individually tailored support and thoughtful job matches for people with intellectual disabilities. By 2002, Vermont had closed all sheltered workshops. By 2016, 48 per cent of Vermonters receiving developmental disabilities services are employed in the regular workforce and paid at minimum wage or higher.
University of Vermont, Center on Disability and Community Inclusion, Supported Employment Programme of 1983 Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living, Agency of Human Services, Vermont, USA, United States of America
Vocational training and micro-financing for young people with disabilities
The project offers accessible vocational training and management courses as well as mentorship and access to microfinance. Between 2018 and 2020, the project delivered over 50 training courses for 400 participants, 200 people with disabilities found employment, and 23 small businesses were created.
LUPD - Lebanese Union for People with Physical Disabilities, Improving Socio-economic Opportunities for People with Disabilities in Bekaa and South Lebanon, Lebanon
Government-level initiative to promote inclusive employment policies
The State Exchange on Employment & Disability is an initiative to help state and local governments take measures to integrate people with disabilities. Support is provided through intermediary organizations. Between 2015 and 2020 more than 300 integration policies were adopted by 42 US states and two territories.
US Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), State Exchange on Employment & Disability (SEED), United States of America