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New Disability Workplace Integration Rules

The Government of Madeira will present a paper to the Regional Parliament which will define new innovative disability workplace integration rules. These, many believe are far in advance to anything that has been implemented in the whole of Portugal. 

Speaking at the third anniversary of the Madeira Social Inclusion Centre (CISM), a structure that brings together the various Occupational Activities Centres (CAO), in the municipality of Funchal, which now operate under the name of Activities and Training Centre for Inclusion (CACI), Rita Andrade stated that:

“An infrastructure with this response capacity is not found in other parts of the country.” The centre has 140 employees and provides assistance to employees and provides assistance to 187 users, in three main areas: activities and training for inclusion, residential home, and profound disability support.

As part of the third anniversary of the Social Inclusion Centre of Madeira, a new project “Café Inclusion” was presented, in partnership with the Association of Friends of People with Special Needs of Madeira (AAPNEM), which aims to provide individual empowerment, training and support for those seeking employment, as well as provide a creative space for people to meet and talk over a cup of coffee.

Samantha Gannon

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