The multiple barriers to employment of adults with disabilities include

  • Fragmentation of existing employment services.

  • Isolation and segregation from mainstream programs and services.

  • Lack of access to health insurance.

  • Complexity of existing work incentives.

  • Lack of control and choice in selection of providers

  • Attitudinal barriers based on historical and erroneous stereotypes.

Individual working in the community
Photo courtesy Sherie Wallace