Wednesday, July 11, 2012

GAO Questions Effectiveness of Federal Disability Work Programs

By Nirvi Shah from On Special Education

A new Government Accountability Office report found that there are 45 separate federal government programs designed to help people with disabilities find work.

From an education perspective, this could be heartening: The last 15 years or so have marked a turning point in expectations of students with disabilities. The goals for these students are more likely to include finding a job after high school or college than at any time in the past—a job in an integrated setting.

But consider that despite those increased expectations and all those employment programs, far more people with disabilities are unemployed than people without disabilities. Almost one in five Americans has a disability, the Census shows.

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