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World: Family roles play big part in encouraging employment for people with disability

Tue, 06 Feb 2018, 02:49 PM

Deb Kreuger, Watertown Public Opinion, 2 February 2018
 
The strongest way for families to learn what employment struggles people with disabilities can face is to unite with other families who have already been down this road. Families who have already faced these issues can present a positive outcome.
 
This is about people's rights, whether they are a family member or a person with a disability. Between 70 to 80 percent of people with disabilities are unemployed. 
 
Many family members are not yet on board when it comes to employment for persons with disabilities. Many persons with a disability are not on board when it comes to employment. This is due in most part to stereotypes that see a person with a disability as not being able to be employed or being an active member of our society.
 
When a person with a disability decides they want to work, family involvement is extremely important. Early conversations regarding the value of employment are crucial. The involvement and support the family offers helps the person develop from one stage of their life to the next. The impact the family has on the person can change the outcome and life experiences of that person’s life. 
 
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Read: the full article at Watertown Public Opinion
 

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