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March 31, 2021

Opportunities for Young People with Ability Programme

Limerick Youth Service’s (LYS) Ability Programme is seeking expressions of interest from young people (16-24yrs) who would like support to access education and training opportunities and/or enter employment.

The Ability Programme also supports young people with disabilities to develop personally, economically and socially while encouraging them to get involved with community life.

‘Young people with disabilities such as a mental health condition, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, a hidden and/or learning disability can access the Ability Programme,’ said Zoe Gogarty, LYS.

‘The young person will be supported by a youth mentor to develop the confidence and skills required to participate/transition through education and employment,’ added Zoe, Ability Programme Coordinator.

Despite the current situation with Covid-19, the Ability team is continuing to support young people with Zoe saying that young people with disabilities are finding the current situation challenging.

‘For many young people with autism the restrictions and changes to their daily routine can leave them feeling quite anxious and it can be a tough time for them and their families,’ said Zoe.

The Ability Programme is open to young people who live in the Limerick City Metropolitan Area or Surrounds and is located at LYS’ Community Training Centre, Lr. Glentworth St, Limerick.

Young people, parents/guardians, employers and other interested parties who would like to know more about the Ability Programme are invited to the LYS at ability@limerickyouthservice.org or 061-412444.

LYS’ Ability Programme 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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