• Young adults with disabilities are three times more likely to live in poverty as adults than their peers without disabilities (Harris & Associates, 1998); and
  • For those youth with significant disabilities the picture is even more grim: less than one out of 10 will attain integrated employment, five out of 10 will experience indefinitely long waits for post-school employment services, and most of these individuals will earn less than $2.40/hour in sheltered workshop settings (LaPlante, et al., 1996; General Accounting Office, 2001).
Individual in the community
Photo courtesy Ann Marsden