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Sheltered workshops piloting ‘cooperations’ and the transition to the open labour market
With "Flachgau inklusiv" people with intellectual disabilities can choose to remain working within a sheltered workshops or take up assignments with cooperating companies or public institutions. If so, Lebenshilfe Salzburg helps with integration, after which a local mentor takes over. In 2017 the project had 20 companies as partners.
Lebenshilfe Salzburg, Flachgau inklusiv, Austria
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
Full-service package leading to employment in the open labour market
Between 2004 and 2016, ChancenForum has supported 120 people with disabilities during their integration into the open labour market by providing them with job coaching, mentoring, and contacts with approximately 100 companies. The jobs offer a regular labour contract as well as the same benefits as their non-disabled peers.
autArk Social Services, ChancenForum, Austria
Jobs for persons with psychosocial disabilities
NLPRA’s social enterprises adopt a business approach in operation, with the objective of providing work and training opportunities to people in recovery from mental illness in a real work setting. In 2013 NLPRA operated 21 "330"-enterprises in retail, catering, eco-tourism, direct sales, cleansing and property management.
New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association, Jobs for persons with psychosocial disabilities, China - Hong Kong
Preparing young people for real jobs in bakeries
Gragger, a bakery in Upper Austria and Caritas have organized "Backma's", a project that provides vocational on-the-job training for adolescents with disabilities. Under the supervision of mentors, the apprentices acquire practical skills in the production of pastries in a full-fledged working bakery in the town of Linz.
Caritas Linz, Austria
A certification scheme creates jobs for people with intellectual disabilities
Descúbreme Foundation developed a pilot project to certify the education of students with intellectual disabilities with the appropriate authority. Ten students were selected, eight of them passed the exam and found a regular job. Project staff provided support during the first six months of to ensure a smooth transition.
Fundación Descúbreme, Providing certification for secondary education and vocational training, Chile
Assigning job coaches for young jobseekers with intellectual disabilities
Job coaches assist young people with an intellectual disability or autism to find paid employment. Job seekers contribute to the planning and delivery of the programme. Between 2018 and 2020, 69 people were registered and 37 people have been placed in supported employment jobs.
COPE Foundation, Ability@Work, Ireland
An app that connects jobseekers with disabilities with job opportunities
The Riziki Source App collects information from job seekers with disabilities in a database that can be matched with job offers. The app also learns about the training needs of registered jobseekers. Employers have the possibility to share available job opportunities through a dedicated login.
Riziki Source, Riziki Source App, Kenya
Easy-to-read newspaper articles, written by persons with learning difficulties
Participants with learning difficulties are trained to understand the journalistic approach to conveying information. The goals are to prepare participants for regular jobs, especially as experts for easy-to-read texts, and eventually to provide easy-to-read news on a daily basis for the online-platform of the KURIER, an Austrian daily paper.
Jugend am Werk Vienna, Austria
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