Our new video series aims to shine a light on the benefits local employers and individuals with disabilities reap from Supported Employment arrangements.
Supported Employment Programs help persons with intellectual disabilities succeed in the competitive labour market, by providing the training and support that both employees and employers need to create a win-win relationship.
The employees benefit from the income, confidence, stability, and friendships that come from a regular position, while employers gain committed and reliable staff members that are keen to pitch in and bring their best to the workplace.
We are happy to announce that on Friday, November 30, as part of the Maritime Conference on Developmental Disabilities and Autism, we will present a number of awards recognizing people with intellectual disabilities and those who support them.
The Champion for Inclusion Award recognizes an individual who demonstrates strong community leadership for supporting and promoting inclusion for persons with disabilities through their employment or volunteer work in Prince Edward Island, or through their daily life. The recipient of this award has been a positive influence for inclusion though their exemplary efforts.
The Outstanding Achievement Award will be presented to an individual who has identified as a person with a developmental, dual disability and/or is on the autism spectrum who provides an inspiration to those that know and/or is a role model to others. This award may recognize achievements in culture, employment, community inclusion, and/or the overall capabilities of persons with a disability.
To nominate someone you feel would be deserving of either of these awards, please complete the appropriate nomination form and attach a one page profile of the nominee that clearly states how the nominee meets one or more of the Award Criteria.
All nominations must be receive by November 16th, 2018.