People with intellectual disabilities often find it very hard to get a job. Most of them do not work, and those who do often do not get a fair salary.
The Importance of having a job for people with intellectual disabilities
Soufiane El Amrani says in the video:
“Having a job is important. If you have a job and a salary, you can be financially independent. You also have colleagues and friends at work.” – László Bercse
I would like to tell you why it matters so much that people with intellectual disabilities get proper jobs too.
Most people with intellectual disabilities in Europe are unemployed. Many never had a job in their life – can you imagine?!
Having a job is about financial independence: To have your own money, and to be able to decide how you spend it.
Having a job is also about relationships with co-workers. It is about being useful at work. And being able to do thing others in the company need from you.
Having a job means having freedom. Freedom to make your own choices and to control your life.
People with intellectual disabilities are often overlooked when it comes to jobs and employment opportunities.
But there are many companies in all kinds of industries that benefit from their skills and their great attitude.
Tap into that potential too!
Our work brings the voice of people with intellectual disabilities and their families where decisions about their future are made.
This has always been incredibly important. It is even more so with the Covid pandemic drastic impact on their rights and lives.
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