Improving Jobs

With California passing recent “Work First” legislation that mandates competitive employment be the first option explored for adults with developmental disabilities, across the country Rhode Island seeks to improve jobs for intellectually disabled with legislation targeting low-paying sheltered workshops:

The average pay was $2.21 an hour, according to state data obtained by the Justice Department. Nationwide, about 450,000 people with disabilities spend their days in segregated sheltered workshops.

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