The Ability Programme


The aim of the Northside Partnership & Not So Different Ability programme is to bring young people aged 15 to 20 years with a formal diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder without an intellectual disability or learning disability who are not currently work ready closer to the labour market.

The objectives of Ability are to:

  • Assist young people with disabilities to develop the confidence and independence required to participate in education, training, employment.
  • Assist young people with disabilities at key transition points between education, training and employment.
  • Support young people with disabilities who are not in education, employment or training to access and participate in education, training, and employment.
  • Build the capacity of mainstream employment services, education and training providers to support the progression of young people with disabilities.
  • Build the capacity of employers to recruit and retain young people with disabilities within their workforce.

For those interested in Ability programme please contact deirdrelynch@notsodifferent.ie

Ability is co-financed by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020

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