By Caitlin Mullis “If you could only know me for who I am, instead of for who I am not, there would be so much more to see, because there’s so much more that I’ve got…” – Marc Gold
Society tends to label and preset limitations for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities(IDD) on what “they” can and cannot achieve. That’s the problem with labels – by labeling a community you lose sight of the potential of each individual.
According to National Core Indicators, 84% of Adults with Developmental Disabilities do not have a paid job in their own community. We have to ask the question: “Why is the IDD population facing such a difficult time seeking employment?” Is it the labels that society has put on them, is it the company’s lack of knowledge, or just the unwillingness to take a chance on […]