By Cathy Elelman • 15 November 2019 • 16:00
OPPORTUNITY: The aim is to help open the labour market door to people with Asperger’s.
CREDIT: Ayuntamiento de Roquetas de Mar Facebook @AytoRoquetas
ROQUETAS de Mar council, the Almeria Asperger’s Association and the Mapfre Foundation have agreed to collaborate on municipal service workplace training practice for people with an intellectual disability.
The agreement signed this week comes under the foundation’s ‘Juntos Somos Capaces’ (Together We Can) programme, which has the specialist assistance of the Konecta Foundation.
Roquetas Mayor Gabriel Amat highlighted how the “union of three institutions can mean lovely and important actions which can benefit everyone.”
He continued, “Our mission in the municipality is to give the best services and to help the people who need their Town Hall, and we are satisfied that participating in a programme like this allows us to go deeper in this mission.”
Mapfre Roquetas branch manager Rita Marcelino D’Acosta commented that the foundation is “committed to the integration of people with a disability and their integration into the labour market.”
Asperger’s Almeria director Amparo Garcia Escarabajal explained that about half a dozen young people will benefit from the collaboration.
She said the participants were looking forward to getting started on the training opportunity, and said the association hoped that “in the near future they will, being perfectly prepared, be immersed in the working world.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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