The Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities (TCPID) is situated within the School of Education in Trinity College Dublin. They provide a post-secondary University programme for students with intellectual disabilities.
The core mission of the TCPID is to address the significant educational and societal barriers experienced by people with intellectual disabilities by providing an innovative high-quality higher education programme, enabling the transition to meaningful employment and/or further education after graduation.
Real and meaningful employment opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities are transforming lives – the life of the person themselves, the lives of their families, the lives of the mentors and teams within the businesses and the lives of the wider community.
Having people of all abilities in the workplace helps to create a greater reflection of the world around us and helps to encourage greater inclusion in all aspects of society.
Marie Devitt (TCPID Employment Pathways Coordinator) and Hugo MacNeill (TCPID Ambassador) will give an overview of their innovative TCPID programme and their partnerships with businesses. Sadbh Feehan (TCPID Graduate Intern) will present about her own experiences, as a students in Trinity College Dublin and more recently as a graduate intern.