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Progress and Challenges in Employment for Persons with Disabilities

Post date: 
January 13th, 2015
Article Type: 
External News Article
Article Source: 
The Nonprofit Quarterly

In Senator Tom Harkin’s final speech on the Senate floor, delivered last month to a national audience witnessing the retirement of a public figure of cross-partisan admiration, the most poignant words concerned persons with disabilities. It wasn’t surprising, as Harkin was the author of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and he spoke about one of his disappointments:

“How many of us know that the unemployment rate among adult Americans with disabilities who want to work and can work is over 60 percent?! Yes, you heard me right: almost two out of three people with disabilities cannot find a job. That is a blot on our national character.”

Link to article: 
https://nonprofitquarterly.org/policysocial-context/25429-progress-and-challenges-in-employment-for-persons-with-disabilities.html

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