According to the US Department of Labor, in 2019 19 percent of persons with disability were employed. That is such a low percentage, and certainly does not reflect the desire of people with disabilities to work.
Once a student graduates or ages out of the school system, the support and structure the system offered is no longer available. The completion of high school is a time of excitement in a young person’s life and their family, but also can be scary.
As a parent, it’s your job to help your child transition into adulthood as seamlessly as possible. But, that isn’t always easy for any parent. It can become even more difficult when you have a child with a disability.