1. Employment

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Jobs for people with Down syndrome and other disabilities

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The challenge of not having enough work experience makes volunteering opportunities attractive as they can provide people with Down syndrome with the step-by-step training and coaching they need to build confidence and find employment that suits their interests and skills.

Different kinds of employment

The kind of work undertaken by people with Down syndrome varies from person to person.

From working as baristas in community coffee shops to taking positions in national chains, handling the front desk at offices, or working with their hands in the great outdoors, people with Down syndrome can thrive in a wide range of positions when they have the support, drive and skills they need to perform the job.

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In the workplace for employers

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Approaches to the labor market and professional internships for people with intellectual and developmental difficulties in Portugal

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Vias Portal, provided by Portuguese Institute of Employment and Vocational Training, is a career guidance and management portal where you can:

Get to know yourself better
Explore Professions
Discover job and qualification opportunities

Identify the skills you have
Improve relational, decision making, learning skills
Improve creative, information management, time management skills

Make sure you have an entrepreneur profile
Develop your potential entrepreneur
Learn what to do to start a business

To know more: https://vias.iefp.pt/

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