DCU Ability ‘Works for Me’ campus course

DCU’s current ‘Works for Me’ campus course is running between March 22nd and July 7th 2022.

DCU will be running another course between September 13th and December 15th 2022.

Please note that places are limited for this course. The closing date for applications is Friday, June 3rd 2022. 

DCU is holding a course information session for learners on Monday, May 30th at 12pm on Zoom. 

Please email the team ability@dcu.ie if you are interested in attending.

What is the ‘Works for Me’ campus course?

Our ‘Works for Me’ campus-based course runs part-time for 14 weeks, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings.

The course includes two training periods and a 6-week part-time work placement with a DCU campus employer. 

Open Night: Mary Immaculate College Limerick

Open Night: Mary Immaculate College Limerick

Certificate in General Learning and Personal Development

This two-year lifelong learning programme is for people with intellectual disabilities.


OPEN NIGHT

Tuesday 26th April 2022

7 pm

T118 Tara Building

Programme Overview

The Certificate in General Learning and Personal Development (CGLPD) at Mary Immaculate College is a two-year programme for people with intellectual disabilities delivered in an inclusive third level setting. This course is devoted to the academic learning, personal growth and career development prospects of the student. The full development of each student’s potential, dignity and self-worth is embraced.

Information Evening, Tuesday 26 April

On Tuesday 26 April, Mary Immaculate College will host an in-person Information Session for those interested in the innovative Certificate in General Learning and Personal Development (CGLPD). If you think this programme may be of interest to you, a family member or service user, feel free to join us on Tuesday 26 April in T118 in the TARA Building at MIC Limerick at 7pm.

More information about who should attend and what to expect here.

Identifying Employment Opportunities and Programmes for People with Intellectual Disability in the Republic of Ireland

TCPID launch new report on Identifying Employment Opportunities and Programmes for People with Intellectual Disability in the Republic of Ireland

The Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities has launched a new report on Identifying Employment Opportunities and Programmes for People with Intellectual Disability in the Republic of Ireland

This report has been designed to document the current employment opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities and evaluates the success or otherwise of the many initiatives developed to enhance employment prospects for this marginalised cohort within Irish society. The report examines the challenges experienced by this cohort in accessing meaningful employment and how these barriers have been addressed through a series of Government and voluntary initiatives. Current Government management of facilitating employment opportunities for people who have an intellectual disability is reviewed. An analysis of the economic benefits to the State of enabling these people to be gainfully employed has also been prepared by Nick Davis, a contributor to the report. Based on the evidence gathered in this report, a series of recommendations are proposed.

Professor Michael Shevlin, Director of the Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities said,

“ We all know that young people with intellectual disabilities experience great difficulties in accessing meaningful employment. This report highlights that despite significant government investment, employment rates for these young people remain stubbornly low. Recommendations from this report, if implemented, can begin to address this situation.

Frank O’Keeffe, Managing Partner of EY Ireland said,

Our experience of working with the TCPID has contributed significantly to our people experience while positively supporting our inclusive culture, ensuring that we can continue to deliver exceptional services to our clients through diverse teams. This report provides a valuable insight into the supports that are available to employers and parents/carers. It is a game-changer in creating opportunities for graduates and persons with intellectual disabilities.”

DCU Ability ‘Works for Me’ campus course

The DCU Ability ‘Works for Me’ campus course runs on DCU Glasnevin campus part-time over 16 weeks, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 10 am to 1 pm.
 
Our next course will run between March 22nd and July 7th 2022.
 
This course is for young adults with intellectual disabilities, who may have limited work experience, and who would like to take their first steps towards employment. 

Collaborating for Inclusion: A National Forum of Inclusive Higher Education Providers. AHEAD Journal. Issue 13. Winter 2021.

INHEF are delighted to have our article published in the AHEAD Journal, December 2021 [ISSN 2009-8286]

“Collaborating for Inclusion: A National Forum of inclusive Higher Education Providers” demonstrates the creation of a national forum of inclusive higher education providers (INHEF) which seeks to collaboratively address the systematic barriers faced by people with ID in post-secondary education and articulate a shared vision of inclusive higher education provision informed by a rights-based perspective.

 

 

 

Authors

Des Aston

National & Schools Coordinator, Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Dr Órla Slattery

CGLPD course director and inclusion coordinator for adults with ID, MIC

Prof. Máire Leane

Head of School of Applied Social Studies, UCC