Make it Work: Employment and People with Disabilities 

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Employment and People with Disabilities

Monday, 21 November, 2016, 10.00-16.00

A Disability Federation of Ireland National Conference

The Conference Centre, Upper Courtyard, Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

A conference for people with disabilities, their families, their organisations, and policymakers

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10.00 Arrival: Teas/Coffees

10.30 Welcome Address: Senator John Dolan, CEO of DFI


Session 1 - Looking for work: The experience of jobseekers with disabilities

10.40    Morning Chair: Kathleen O’Meara

DFI research findings – The experience of jobseekers with disabilities: Joan O’Donnell, DFI, and Christine Magee, TCD

Panel Discussion: Rachel Creevey, Eileen Daly, David Lysaght, Vivian Rath

11.30      Ministerial Address

Finian McGrath TD, Minster of State, with special responsibility for Disability Issues

Questions and Answers

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Session 2: Make it Work: Supports for Work

12.00    Fergus Finlay, Chair of Comprehensive Employment Strategy: What does Comprehensive Employment Strategy commit to for people with disabilities?

12.20     Teresa Leonard, Assistant Sec, Department of Social Protection: Intreo supports for people with disabilities

Questions and Answers

12.45       Morning Session Closing Speech: Orlaigh Quinn, Sec General Department of Jobs Enterprise and Innovation

1.00         Lunch

Session 3: Make it work for people with disabilities

2.15       Afternoon Chair: Chris Chapman

2.30       Brid O’Brien Irish National Organisation of the Unemployed: What can people with disabilities learn from the current employment environment?

David Joyce: Irish Congress of Trade Unions: What can people with disabilities learn from the ICTU Congress Charter for Fair Conditions at Work?

Facilitated Discussion: How can we Make it Work for people with disabilities?

3.45         Closing Address: Senator John Dolan, CEO of DFI

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