This Is the Perfect Time to Change Disability Employment Statistics

Published on March 5, 2019



The unemployment rate for people with disabilities is nearly DOUBLE the unemployment rate for those without disabilities. Maeve Curtin shares that the historically low general unemployment rate provides an opportunity for those who value diversity to close that gap. The time is now! Please comment below or visit http://bit.ly/UtS_Facebook. More notes/links about this video and others in this series…

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Additional Notes, Links and Updates to the Video: Latest labor statistics estimate that 9.2% of people affected by disability are unemployed – compared to a historically low 4.2% unemployment rate for those who are not affected by disability.

Disabled Business Persons Association can be found at the following link: https://askjan.org/resources/Disabled-Business-Persons-Association.cfm

Entrepreneurship Resources for People With Disabilities – U.S. Small Business Association: https://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/articles/People_with_Disabilities_Resources.pdf

Maeve Curtin is currently a student at the University of Virginia Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, working on completion of her Master’s Degree in Public Policy. She is an energetic individual driven to serve those around her to implement projects that best advocate for and address the needs of diverse communities. Maeve served Uniquely the Same as a research intern in the summer of 2018. Her guided research has yielded data relative to social media and the social capital that can be garnered from “cashing in” that social capital in order to advance employment for individuals affected by disability. Maeve has been involved with the “Best Buddies” Program, serving on the International Young Leader Council.

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This Is the Perfect Time to Change Disability Employment Statistics

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Published on: Mar 5, 2019

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