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.