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Training and Workplace Support for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

5/07/2016


A workshop for European partners is being hosted this week at Queen's by members of the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation focusing on the support of adults with intellectual disabilities in the workplace.

Professor Karola Dillenburger, Fellow of the Centre, welcomed Erasmus+ European partners from Germany, France, Poland and the Netherlands this week, for a two-day workshop to develop European standards for Job Coaches.

A Job Coach works with adults with intellectual disabilities and/or autism and mental health issues, focusing on training/education and workplace support. The partnership meeting informed the 3-Year Erasmus_ project’s European partners about employment support and training in Northern Ireland, with local expertise and input led by Norman Sterritt from Triangle Housing Association, a social enterprise with several bases across Northern Ireland. Also present were local disability employment agency representatives and Mark O'Hara from Department of Communities.

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