My mentally handicapped daughter works in a sheltered workshop. It provides her will meaningful work that gives her a purpose. She has difficulty performing work in other environments. The amount of money she earns is sufficient and not as important as the satisfaction she gets going to work where she can perform.
of people with the most significant disabilities it a lot of value.
I have also ran a community inter grated employment program side by side with it and that is the best of both worlds for people with disabilities.
Using both of these employment opportunities side by side gives that person the chance to use... more »
My daughter is mentally disabled. She lives at a facility with a sheltered workshop. She read not successful working at places in the community. She is successful working in the sheltered workshop. She loves going to work and is very proud of the job she performs. Get pay is insignificant compared to the joy she has being successful in an appropriate job.
Take, for instance, The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. According to the act itself, it was established because "...labor conditions detrimental to the maintenance of the minimum standard of living necessary for health, efficiency,... more »
Disabled people face far higher living expenses than abled people - they deserve the same wages, not less. Stop exploiting them for sub-minimum-wage labor!