National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month.  What does this mean?  It is a time that is recognized by the federal government.  People with disabilities are employed at a rate of 24% vs 76% for individuals without disabilities.  That is a 52% difference.  Some of the reasons for this lack of employment include:

*Lack of education

*Lack of exposure to the workplace

*Lack of expectation to work

*Lack of opportunities

People with disabilities are held to a different standard.  They are not given the same education, opportunities or exposure to work as their non-disabled peers.  This statistic will not change until these factors change.  If this issue is important to you, then let me know.  I will be blogging all month about it.

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