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Special Olympics Releases Research on Employment and Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

February 19, 2014
Source: Special Olympics

Special Olympics has released a research paper representing the first-ever nationally-representative data set on the employment situation for adults with intellectual disabilities. The "National Snapshot of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities in the Labor Force" was commissioned by Special Olympics, conducted by the Center for Social Development and Education at the University of Massachusetts Boston and administered by Gallup.

Findings show that unemployment among people with intellectual disabilities is more than twice as high as for the general population. However, for those who are employed, most experience job stability, want to work, and have proven that they are capable of being employed.

More information about National Snapshot of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities in the Labor Force:

Full Research Paper [PDF 9 pages] | Major Findings | Special Olympics Press Release

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