Careers fair for young people with
WHAT do I want to be
when I grow up? What do I have to do to get there?
Who can help me on my way?
“These are questions that young people often ask”
explains Anne Timoney Meehan who is to the fore in
organising a unique event in LYIT on Saturday, 16
November, targeting young people with disabilities
or additional support needs, aged 16 years or over.
“For some, there is often a clear career path but
for young people with a disability or additional
support needs it’s not so easy” says Anne Timoney
Meehan who is the Co-ordinator of the Donegal
Children & Young People’s Services Committee.
“That’s why we are hosting a dedicated Training,
Careers & Lifestyle Fair on Saturday, 16th November,
in Letterkenny Institute of Technology from 12pm to
4pm. We are targeting young people with disabilities
or additional support needs and their families, who
are interested in further education, training or
employment opportunities or who are looking for
sport, recreational and lifestyle activities. Their
supporters, carers and those working in community
projects and the disability sector are also
Launch of the Training, Careers &
Lifestyle Fair for young people with a disability
which will take place on Saturday 16th November in
LYIT. Picture includes Anne Timony Meehan, Donegal
Children & Young People’s Services Committee,
Gearoid Horkan, Donegal Children & Young People’s
Services Committee and Loretta McNicholas, Donegal
County Council along with members of the Committee’s
Disability Inclusion Working group.
Speaking about the
event Anne explains “on the day, there will be 40
information stands covering further education and
training opportunities and supports; employment
supports; recreation and sporting opportunities.
“There will also be a range of information
workshops’ including the ‘Onside Project’ from the
Independent Living Movement of Ireland; new adaptive
technology in use in the Donegal Library Service;
rights and entitlements, training opportunities,
coaching supports into employment as well as sport
and leisure opportunities and much more”.
“I hope that after attending this event, the next
time a young person with a disability or additional
support needs asks ‘what do I want to be when I grow
up? ’ they will realise that it’s entirely their
choice and that there is a wide range of supports
available to help them to achieve their full
potential and thrive” says Anne.
Local Link will provide free transport to all young
people with disabilities and their families to this
event, and all you have to do is register by
contacting CYPSC Coordinator Anne Timony Meehan at
Anne.TimonyMeehan@tusla.ie or call 087 3527651
or CYPSC Administrator Gearoid on