|Down Syndrome Association: I am Independent Because I Work 2|
Grantee: Down Syndrome Association
Purpose: Employing youth with mental disabilities, primarily with Down syndrome
Location: Ankara, Eskisehir, Istanbul
Grant Amount: 137,000 TL
Project Partner: Anadolu University Special Education DepartmentPeriod: 15 July 2016 – 14 July 2017
Almost 80% of persons with disabilities cannot participate in workforce (OZIDA). This rate is much higher for persons with mental disabilities. It is necessary to find innovative models for the employment of persons with mental disabilities.
A training program will be developed for job coaches who will support young people with mental disabilities at the work place.
Qualifications and criteria for being a job coach will be determined and the program will be reevaluated after the training.
The training model for job coaches will be shared and submitted to public institutions.