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Employment numbers highlight life impact of mental disabilities

Though some resources claim that the economy, including the U.S. job market, has improved, it is still a stressful task to try to find a job. Considering that a job is not only a way to earn money but also a sense of self or pride, the inability to find employment can be truly disheartening.

A Gallup poll suggests that a certain group of people might benefit from support in finding them employment. Research shows that a small percentage of people with intellectual disabilities are employed. And of those subjects, the income earned is relatively low compared to non-disabled workers.

The statistic that about one-third of people with intellectual disabilities has a job could suggest various needs:

Communities might want to focus on developing more training, job seeking and support services for the population with disabilities. Those who want to work and are able to work with their disability should have a fair shot at finding employment in some form.

Financial support should be available for those with disabilities who are unable to work. Disability Scoop doesn't specify whether the subjects included in the above statistic were actually able to work, only that they lived with intellectual disabilities.

There is a difference between wanting to work and being able to work. Those who are unable to support themselves with a job due to a developmental disability have legal options that they can pursue. They should do so with the help of a Social Security disability lawyer who can discuss SSDI or Supplemental Security income.

Source: Disability Scoop, "Survey Finds Just 1 In 3 With Intellectual Disabilities Employed," Michelle Diament, Feb. 18, 2014

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