INTRODUCTION


In Turkey the most disadvantaged population among people with disabilities whom are 0,048% of the total 12,29%, are the people with ID. Although there are   facilities for the education and training, employment rate of people with ID is very low (0,009%) among the people having different types of  disabilities.1,2  Additionally, their sustainability in the assigned jobs are very low. However, the ones already assigned for jobs may face with difficulties in conveying their needs and competencies due to their possible limited communication skills in their job environment. On the other hand, not only the attitudes of colleagues or employers, but also the families and the person with disabilities may create barriers in the job environment.2,3,4 


In Europe, people with ID were three to four times less likely to be employed than people without disabilities and facing with more frequent and longer periods of unemployment.3 In Poland, although there are structured supported employment facilities given by the non-governmental organizations, unemployment is still high among people with ID. However, their levels of employment and economic activity still fall well below that of people with other types of disabilities.3,5  In Greece, although there is a greater access of people with ID  in education and training, the families face with the relatively adequate social and financial support, and there is very limited access to employment.6


Therefore, the supported employment as job coaching can be considered as a well-suited access access for placed, trained for a full-or-part-time job with wages in the open market. This concept is also a well-suited access for the sustainability of employee with ID in the job  that he/she already performing it. Thus, the person with ID already trained, placed and sustained in the job is expected to secure the future of sustainability  of his/her jobs. This is also expected to facilitate the I inclusion of the employee with ID with the employers and co-workers with/without disabilities in their job environments.7 In this context, the individual coaching and tailored training is important support to facilitate the long-term success for both parties, as employees and employers.3 


Thus, we aimed to structure the concept of supported employment  in Turkey and share this with our partners with project titled with “Job Coaching: Place, Train, Maintain for People with Intellectual Disabilities (2014-1-TR01-KA204-013427)  under the European Plus K2 Adult Education Program. Additionally, we also aimed to  exchange the  knowledge  and  experiences we have gained with the people interested to supported employment as a model not only in Europe, but also all around the world. Thus, we will be presenting there elective course curriculums in English and in native languages of the partner countries, as well as a transnational book on supported employment from the partner countries perspectives.

INTRODUCTION

PROJECT PARTNERS

TRANSNATIONAL MEETINGS

INTELLECTUAL OUTPUTS

WORKSHOP

THE TARGET GROUPS OF THE PROJECT

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE TRAININGS

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REFERENCES


1- 2002 Turkey Disability Survey State Institute of Turkish Prime Ministry

Statistics, Prime Ministry Presidency of Administration Republic of Turkey on Disable People, Ankara, 2009.


2- International Disability Rights Monitor (IDRM). Regional Report of Europe. International Disability Network, Chicago. 2007.


3- World Report on Disability. Work and Employment. Chapter 8, p:234-257. New York, 2011.


4- Republic Of Turkey ministry OF Family And Social Policies &Turkish Statistical Institute(TUIK). Survey On Problems And Expectations Of Disabled People.Ankara. 2010


5- Open Society, EU Monitoring and Advocacy Program (EUMAP), Rights of People with Intellectual Disabilities: Access to Education and Employment-Poland. 2005.


6- Anagnostopoulos DC, Soumaki E. Perspectives of intellectual disability in Greece: epidemiology, policy, services for children and adults Curr Opin Psychiatry. 2011 Sep;24(5):425-30.  doi: 10.1097/YCO.0b013e3283486cd3.


7- Spjelkavik  Ø, Frøyland K,  Evans M Supported Employment in Norway -a National Mainstream Programme. Work Research Institute, Oslo. 2004.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT

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AIM OF THE PROJECT

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DiSDER DERNEĞi

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Job Coaching: Place, Train, Maintain for People with Intellectual Disabilities

(2014-1-TR01-KA204-013427)

SYMPOSIUM

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