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Job clubs as employment entry points for people with intellectual disabilities
To get people with intellectual disabilities into regular jobs, Instituto Jô Clemente uses a model with three key elements: professional guidance (Work Club), employment development, and post-inclusion monitoring. The model has been designed as a low-cost practice and is funded by the participating companies.
Jo Clemente Institute, Professional Inclusion, Brazil
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
The projects include a series of activities led by disabled people to empower other disabled people. Among these were the first ever national survey of disabled people in senior jobs, the first network of disabled people in senior jobs and a guide written by and for disabled people, rooted in stories and evidence of "what works".
Disability Rights UK, People with disabilites career development, United Kingdom
Government supporting community-led micro-enterprises
AREDP supports village inhabitants to create village-based micro-enterprises and to facilitate their access to finance as well as technical and marketing service. During the period 2010–2016, 143 enterprises have been established, creating 143 direct employment opportunities and 456 indirect ones.
Afghan Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, Afghanistan Rural Enterprise Development Programme (AREDP), Afghanistan
A “sales unit” to connect Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and the business world
To minimize the gap between Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and the job market, Woord en Daad developed a model called Job and Business Services. Like a sales unit JBS provides regular market assessments, coaching and training for students as well as feedback from the job market.
Woord en Daad, Job and Business Services (JBS) model, Philippines
People with intellectual disabilities as project coordinators
CHANGE is a non-profit organization led by people with disabilities employing people with intellectual disabilities in open labour market conditions. The projects include a health and care strategic partner programme in cooperation with the National Health Service and a parenting support programme.
CHANGE, United Kingdom
Placing teachers with disabilities in regular schools
The programme places teachers with disabilities in regular schools, supported by assistant teachers. While the focus was initially on visually impaired people, the initiative has now been extended and reaches out to persons with other disabilities as well. Between 2014 and 2016 more than 34 jobs were created.
Lesothian Ministry of Education and Training, Lesotho
Changing the hiring policies of companies towards young people with disabilities
Through networking and training strategies the LPHU has succeeded in creating decent work for people with disabilities in Lebanon and Palestine. LPHU has signed cooperation agreements with 97 companies which include inclusion in their employment policies and are converting their buildings to be accessible.
LPHU - Lebanese Physical Handicapped Union, Lebanon
Online job-platform used by more than 10,000 jobseekers with disabilities
Engelsizkariyer.com is the first Turkish career portal for people with disabilities. Jobseekers can obtain free membership and apply for free trainings(via e-learning). The organization also offers services to companies and has created a reference book on communication with Disabled for HR personnel and community.
Engelsizkariyer, Disabled Human Resources and Career Web (Barrier Free Careers), Turkey
Individualized supports help adults with autism find jobs
ACAP is a government-funded project offering a range of individualized services to support adults with autism to achieve their goals. Employment is an integral part of each plan. Starting in 2010 with just 37 participants, the programme has since grown to 180 by 2019, with 99 adults in employment.
Keystone Human Services, KAS - Keystone Autism Services, KAS Adult Community Autism Project, United States of America