Real Jobs, Real Wages
People with disabilities are half as likely to be employed than people without disabilities. Only 16% of people with IDD, like autism or Down Syndrome, are employed full time. Employment First hopes to change this situation. Employment First means that people with disabilities should be encouraged and supported to find real jobs and be paid real wages. This 90 second PSA explains the problem and poses questions to ask political candidates to solve this problem.
Email Your Candidates and Ask Them These Questions:
Do you support the Employment First initiative and would you vote to fully fund it?
What are your ideas about how to solve the 80% unemployment rate for people with IDD?
Will you vote to fund a Supported Employment initiative?