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Rotary employment partnership
AACL connects individuals with developmental disabilities to the jobs created by Rotarians and assists the employers to sustain employment by maximally utilising natural supports. In 2012 there were over 30 clubs in Alberta involved and more than 200 jobs had been created with an average wage substantially above the minimum wage.
Alberta Association for Community Living, Rotary employment partnership, Canada
A co-working model of employment
CHANGE is an international human rights organisation run by disabled people and employs people with learning disabilities as equal employees. They develop accessible resources, deliver training and run projects. The "Co-working Model of Employment" ensures that two people share responsibility and work together in an inclusive way.
CHANGE, A co-working model of employment, United Kingdom
A national effort to promote employment in the ICT sector
The programme equips people with various disabilities with the skills required for work in the ICT sector, and places them in appropriate companies. Launched in 2013, it has trained 467 people by 2016. 83% of them (one third women) are employed full-time in 16 companies and are paid entirely by their employers.
MCIT - Egypt Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Employment Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities Programme of 2013 Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), in cooperation with Misr El Kheir Foundation (MEK), Chamber of Communications and Information Technology (CIT) and Daesn, Egypt, Egypt
Person-centred job training and employment for people with disabilities
A vocational training centre provides support to people with neurological developmental disorders. Founded in 2014 with six participants, in 2020 there are 459. In addition, 217 people have been placed in paid employment, 21 in self-employment, and 96 in sheltered employment.
PFDA - Vocational Training Center Trust, PFDA-Vocational Training Center Trust, Bangladesh
Post-secondary inclusion: a path to employment
IPSE develops inclusive post-secondary education opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities. The initiative has a proven track record, resulting in vastly superior rates of employment for adults with developmental disabilities in a broad array of jobs and careers with less dependency on human services.
Alberta Association for Community Living, Post-secondary inclusion: a path to employment, Canada
Building bridges to multinationals and Russian companies
Perspektiva has developed a two-phase model that offers people with disabilities pre-employment support and internships as well as follow-up assistance. In its close cooperation with the Business Advisory Board on Disability (a public institution), the project supports approximately 500 young persons with disabilities per year.
Perspektiva - Regional Society of Disabled People, Russia
Fighting Stigma through Hollywood and Jobs Creation
The organization collaborates with Hollywood writers to promote positive, accurate, and diverse portrayals of disability. It has created the Hollywood Disability Inclusion Toolkit and the Emmy Award-winning TV show “Born This Way,” starring people with Down syndrome. At the political level, RespectAbility focuses on employment
RespectAbility, United States of America
Providing summer internships for young people with disabilities
Community Living Sarnia-Lambton operates a variety of programmes supporting employment for people with disabilities. One such programme is Summer Employment Transitions, whereby young people (aged 16 to 29) are placed in summer internships supported by job coaches and paid by their employers.
Community Living Sarnia-Lambton, Summer Employment Transitions, Canada
Individual placement and support
Individual Placement and Support (IPS) addresses the problem that the majority of mental health service clients do not receive help with finding paid work. The programme embeds employment specialists in clinical treatment teams so that clinical treatment and employment support are integrated and occur in parallel.
UK Department of Work and Pensions, Office for Disability Issues, Individual placement and support, United Kingdom
One-stop-shop for employment services
The JobAccess Programme addresses the lack of easily accessible and comprehensive information regarding government assistance for employers and employees with disabilities. Technical advice and financial subsidies are intended to facilitate the removal of barriers in the workplace. People with disabilities receive support to find and keep a job.
Australian Department of Social Services, One-stop-shop for employment services, Australia