Videos supporting employment of people with intellectual disabilities – ETR

As part of "My Talents. For Diversity" project, we have produced videos to share examples of companies that employ people with intellectual disabilities.

Videos supporting employment of people with intellectual disabilities

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Most people with intellectual disabilities do not work  

Those who work often do not get a fair salary.  

The My Talents for Diversity is a project  

that tackles this issue.  

We call it MTFD for short.  

The project is led by Inclusion Europe and 3 partners:  

  • Plena Inclusión (in Spain),  
  • EVPIT (in Estonia), 
  • Antwerp Management School (in Belgium) 

They have produced videos to share examples of companies 

that employ people with intellectual disabilities.  

Follow Thibeau on his working day at Antwerp Management School  

Thibeau woks at Antwerp Management School in Belgium.  

He is a researcher for the MTFD project.  

His job consists in interviewing people in companies  

that employ people with intellectual disabilities.  

Thibeau can count on the help of two colleagues that  

support him with practical matters.  

You can watch the video here: 

Customised employment for Manuela  

Manuela Cambreiro has been working  

in a market in Tenerife for many years.

Ana Peña is a job coach 

Hugo Pérez is a supermarket manager 

Together, they have created a customised job for Manuela 

Manuela’s job has been created according to: 

  • her skills,  
  • the things that she enjoyed, 
  • the needs of the market on site.  

You can watch the video here:

Reasonable accommodations at OACEX  

OACEX is an office in Spain.  

Aroa Rico is an employee at OACEX.  

When she started, she received an easy-to-read version  

of the manual explaining the functioning of the company. 

With reasonable accommodations,  

people with intellectual disabilities can work with  

the same autonomy as any other employee.  

You can watch the video here:

 

How having a job coach helped Laura to achieve her dream?  

 

Job coaches provide support to employees with intellectual disabilities  

when they start a new job 

 

Laura Pereira Barahona has been working as  

an administrative assistant for nearly 5 years.  

 

Her job coach accompanied her from the start to help her understand  

  • the job,  
  • the tasks, 
  • the functioning of the company.  

You can watch the video here:

Follow Toomas during his specialised training  

Toomas Niitepõld is employee  

at Rimi supermarket chain in Estonia.  

Before starting his job, he received a training of  

job environment and security.  

His working tasks and duties were taught  

onsite by elder colleagues.  

You can watch the video here:

How are families important in supporting people with intellectual disability to work?  

The process of entering the job market  

is supported by the family of people with disability.  

 

The families provide support regarding  

the hopes and abilities of the person’s employment future.  

You can watch the video here:

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