Survey: Most Americans With Disabilities 'striving to Work'

More than two-thirds of American adults with disabilities are "striving to work." That's according to a national employment survey being released just before the landmark legislation protecting their rights turns 25. In contrast to census data on how many people with disabilities hold jobs, the survey being released Wednesday by the Kessler Foundation goes further by exploring the experience of finding and keeping a job. It also provides a snapshot of not just the obstacles people with disabilities face but how often they overcome them. Among the 3,000 people interviewed, fewer than 6 percent had never worked. Just under 43 percent were currently working, 9 percent were looking for work and 17 percent had worked since the onset of their disability.



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