People with disabilities are often segregated in non-community based settings and often work in sheltered workshops under 14(c) certificates making sub-minimum wage of as little as $ .60/hour
These individuals are often seen as possessing less value and less deserving of respect. They experience higher incidences of discrimination.
In group homes or residential care facilities, there are high incidences of abuse or neglect occurring.
This Stuff Shouldn't be Happening !
As a disability self advocate, I will push for accessibility and inclusion. We need an increase in home and community based services which allow an individual greater privileges than these segregated settings. We need people working in competitive employment making minimum wage or higher. We need to ensure that people have access to the home modifications that are necessary for them to remain in their home and participate to their fullest in society .