Only about one-third of working-age persons with disabilities are employed, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
Northwest Center has led inclusion efforts since 1965: our founders wrote the first laws guaranteeing all children an education. Our therapy, education, and employment services for people with disabilities maximize potential and create diverse schools and workplaces that benefit everyone.
It’s critical for teachers to spot developmental delays, adapt to special health care needs, and begin to bridge social-emotional gaps.
The goal is moving beyond diversity hiring to creating a culture of inclusion in the workplace.
With COVID-19 keeping more children home from well-child visits or child care, there’s a risk red flags are being missed.
This glimpse into what life is like for many people with disabilities is a chance to use that knowledge to work toward creating a society...