VP, Long Term Care Services
March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. This, as well as the celebration for the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act all year long reminds me that we have made a lot of progress. But, there is always more to do.
These reports from National Core Indicators show the percentage of people with developmental disabilities who have paying jobs in their community.
Of the 26 states surveyed, the average is just 15%. Wisconsin’s average is slightly higher at 22%. North Carolina sits at 12%. This data shows that we need to do better and must continue helping people with developmental disabilities live and work in their community.
NCI has a great collection of searchable data at nationalcoreindicators.org.
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