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Project Summary

Grantee: Down Syndrome Association

Purpose: Employing youth with Down syndrome in private sector and scaling up the model

Location: Turkey

Grant Amount: 186,685 TL

Project Partner: Associazione Italiana Persone Down Onlus

Period: 13 July 2015 – 15 July 2016

 

Background

Almost 80% of persons with disabilities cannot participate in workforce (OZIDA). This rate is much higher for persons with mental disabilities. Employing them in sheltered work places is not enough for social participation. It is necessary to find innovative models for the employment of persons with mental disabilities.

 

Project Goals

  • Job coaches will be trained to support persons with Down syndrome at work place.
  • Suitable work places will be found and trainings on diversity will be held for employees.
  • Youth with Down syndrome will start working with the support of job coaches.
  • The employment model will be shared and scaled up with various communication activities.
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