January 21, 2016
What hapens when sheltered workshops close?
A recent letter to the editor in a Buffalo, NY paper told the story from one mother's perspective.
It will break your heart.
Read her comments here.
This is the true outcome for the vast majority of people with disabilities, once s state decides to close down sheltered workshops. Yes, some people with disabilities perhaps even up to a third, may be able to find work in the community.
But what about the rest? For all the talk about protecting safety nets, NYS sure picked a strange item to cut. For those who want to find work - yes, great. Help them do it. But for the rest who thrive in workshops, don't destroy their lives!
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