The Aura Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in October 1989. Aura pioneered the Supported Employment program in Spain by implementing and developing the methodology and aims to improve the quality of life of people with intellectual disability by helping to integrate them into society and find them employment using the «Supported Employment» model.
Using this methodology, AURA opened up for many people the opportunity to work in the open market environment providing personalised support. Today there are 290 participants with intellectual disabilities who are working as employees at prestigious well-established companies.
AURA remains a pioneer in the country and in Europe in applying the methodology of “Supported Employment” which represented a qualitative leap forward towards the recognition of the rights and the improvement of the quality of life of people with intellectual disabilities. Disseminating the methodology of “Supported Employment” is one of the key objectives of the Aura Foundation. For this reason, AURA has been a member and founder of the Spanish association AESE, the European association EUSE and the Catalan association.