Taiwan delegation discusses support for people with disability

Published on 02 Dec 2019


APM has welcomed a delegation from Taiwan to share valuable insights on increasing support for people with disability in the workforce.

head of this year’s International Day of People with Disability, APM WorkCare met with delegates from the Workforce Development Agency, Ministry of Labour, Taiwan and a contingent of their vocational rehabilitation service providers.

The Taiwan Ministry of Labour is reviewing the findings of the initial United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD) report regarding the government’s actions to support people with disability.

The report examines Taiwan’s measures to improve access to the mainstream labour markets for people with disability and to improve the self-determination and participation in service delivery decision-making process of people with disability.

Members of the Ministry of Labour were particularly interested in learning about APM WorkCare’s rehabilitation and assessment services, APM Employment Services’ programs for people with disability and APM Assessment Services’ aged care support, to inform how they could improve their model and servicing in Taiwan.

The delegation discussed how vocational rehabilitation services in Taiwan have been developed since the early 1990s and during the past 20 years, they have recognised how ensuring service quality and innovation depends on the understanding of similar works in other countries.

APM WorkCare General Manager Philip Paysden said: “Partnering and thought leadership to industry is something APM values and is always proud to be a part of.

“Thank you to the Taiwan Ministry of Labour and the Taiwanese vocational rehabilitation service providers for collaborating with APM to achieve best practice.”