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Helping people with autism gain access to the jobs market – The Irish Times

Thursday, 3 March, 2022

Helping people with autism gain access to the jobs market – The Irish Times

The neurodiversity model views brain differences of people with ADHD, autism, dyslexia and dyspraxia not as something to be cured but as something to be accepted and worked with

 
Two out of three working-age people with a disability are unemployed in Ireland, according to a study by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) published in 2021. And, in 2018, Ireland had the fourth lowest employment rate among people with a disability of working age in the European Union. Other researchers have found that a person with a disability has an 85 per cent chance of being unemployed or underemployed by working in a job that underutilises their skills or abilities.
So, how can we improve opportunities for these individuals who according to the ESRI, represent about 11 per cent of the population?
Specialisterne is one organisation which works with people with autism, dyspraxia, dyslexia, dyscalculia and ADHD to help them gain access to the jobs market.
Read more at: https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/health-family/helping-people-with-autism-gain-access-to-the-jobs-market-1.4793962

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