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One in 3 young adults with autism disconnected from work and school

Graphic with numbers [05/05/2015] Autism does not end when children reach adulthood – yet most public awareness, public policy and research about autism focus on the needs of children. Families, service providers, community leaders and policymakers still know too little about the experiences and outcomes of young people on the autism spectrum as they enter their adult lives.One in 3 young adults with autism disconnected from work and school - Read more

May 2015: Working life

Entering the primary labor market often also depends on the basic willingness of the employer to hire people with disabilities. Prejudices and fears of contact make the job hunting even more difficult. What kind of focal points for example companies have to get informed about possibilities, you will get to know in our Topic of the Month May: Working life.May 2015: Working life - Read more

"Persons with severe disabilities, who start their own business, need high-quality flexible models"

One-size-fits-all solutions generally don’t work on a typical workday for persons with several disabilities. The often very diverse limitations also require a highly flexible work environment. Since most employers are not able to or don’t want to offer this type of setting, most persons with severe disabilities are often forced to become self-employed."Persons with severe disabilities, who start their own business, need high-quality flexible models" - Read more

Inclusive employment still needs help

The primary labor market is not as easily accessible for persons with disabilities as it should be. And yet these potential employees are often well educated. Often however, lack of knowledge, experience and resulting insecurities are still barriers for companies. Still another barrier is the lack of compatibility between rehabilitation structures and company requirements. Education is essential.Inclusive employment still needs help - Read more

Networking for more inclusion on the primary labor market

Recently, the special interest group Selbstbestimmt Leben in Deutschland was looking for ambassadors for inclusion – and Christian Habl is one of them. He wants to show that inclusion is possible and how it can be implemented. With his nationwide network to promote integrated employment of persons with disabilities, he also actively contributes by implementing the UN Convention.Networking for more inclusion on the primary labor market - Read more

Raising retirement age would widen benefit disparities for disadvantaged

Photo: Elderly man working [13/04/2015] The age to receive full Social Security benefits should be closer to 70, according to a report published in the journal Daedalus. Raising retirement age would widen benefit disparities for disadvantaged - Read more

Software development without barriers

Photo: Young man with visual impairment at the computer [08/04/2015] The demand for information technology experts is high – qualified applicants are wanted everywhere. The IT sector also offers good employment opportunities for instance in software development teams for persons with visual impairment. The Study Centre for the Visually Impaired (SZS) at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) will now improve the access to software development.Software development without barriers - Read more

Woman with learning disability calls for UK businesses to employ more disabled people

Photo: Woman with learning disability using a laptop [06/03/2015] Last week, Ciara Lawrence who has a learning disability and is a campaigns assistant at Mencap, delivered a presentation at the government’s Learning Disability Confident Event in the Houses of Parliament.Woman with learning disability calls for UK businesses to employ more disabled people - Read more

Coordinating care of older adults moving across treatment still a problem

Photo: Nursing staff [10/12/2014] In a study among health care providers, a team led by a Johns Hopkins geriatrician has further documented barriers to better care of older adults as they are transferred from hospital to rehabilitation center to home, and too often back again.Coordinating care of older adults moving across treatment still a problem - Read more

Employment and accessibility in focus of European Day of Persons with Disabilities

Photo: Audience of the conference [08/12/2014] Employment and accessibility consisted the main focus of this year’s conference for the European Day of Persons with Disabilities, organised by the European Commission and the European Disability Forum. The conference took place on 2-3 December 2014 bringing together persons with disabilities, their representative organisations, EU policy makers, service providers, trade unions and employers.Employment and accessibility in focus of European Day of Persons with Disabilities - Read more

 
 

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