What We are Working to Change.....
In 2015, the unemployment rate of persons with a disability was 10.7 percent, compared with 5.1 percent for persons with no disability. (DOR,2017)
Of the working adults with disabilities, nearly one third earn an income below the poverty level.
People with disabilities are nearly twice as likely as people without disabilities to have an annual household income of $15,000 or less.
Between 1990 and 2000, the number of Americans with disabilities increased 25 percent, outpacing any other subgroup of the U.S. population.
People with disabilities represent the single largest minority group seeking employment in today's marketplace
2005 Census Data: Population 16-64 years, only 37.5% of the people with a disability are employed.
Less than 30% of working age adults with disabilities have even part-time employment, compared with nearly 80% of the general population. (Harris Poll)
Unemployment rates for adults with ASD: 80-90%
Reference: Filler, C. (2009). Behavior and vocational supports for transition age youth and young adults with complex needs. Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incident. p. 3-4.