What We Do
Dignity Works partners with companies and organizations to provide vocational opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities .
About Developmental Disabilities
About one in six children in the U.S. have one or more developmental disabilities. Developmental disabilities are a group of conditions due to an impairment in physical, learning, language, or behavior areas. Examples include autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities and cerebral palsy. These children grow up into adults who want to lead productive lives and enter the workforce.
Did You Know
- The majority of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) are either unemployed or underemployed, despite their ability, desire, and willingness to work in the community.
- On average, workers with disabilities face significant gaps in pay and compensation, compared to workers with no disability.
- The most recent U.S. disability employment statistics show that only 20 percent of people with disabilities are participating in the workforce, compared to 69.1 percent of people without disabilities.