People who have intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD) face enormous challenges in the workplace. A large percentage of adults with IDD WANT a job, but even adults with IDD who DO have jobs have low job security. The reality is, there are simply not enough opportunities to meet the need of QUALIFIED and WILLING adults with IDD to find meaningful employment.
41% vs. 20%
Employment rates of young adults (16-21) without a disability vs. young adults with a cognitive disability.1
76% vs. 41%
Employment rates of adults (22-30) without a disability vs. adults with a cognitive disability.2
Employment rate of youth (18-21) supported by state IDD agencies in individual integrated jobs.2
Employment rate of adults (22-30) supported by state IDD agencies in individual integrated jobs.2
12 hours and $92
Average weekly work time and pay for youth (22-30) supported by state IDD agencies.2
- Opportunity for meaningful, worthwhile, secure and sustainable employment for adults with IDD.
- Community that connects people with and without IDD, in Pittsburgh and across the globe.
- Hope as our employees with IDD grow, develop and share their…
- Innate Joy that comes from serving one another and loving others in the example of Christ.
1. American Community Survey (2014)
2. Butterworth & Migliore (2015)