- YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES:
What WILL you do?
- Work is an important part of people’s lives. It means more than just getting paid. It means being able to make your own choices about how you want to live your life.
- At work, it’s what people can do that matters. If you are a young person with a disability, only you can decide your limits. You can work in a wide variety of jobs and play an important role in America’s economy. In fact, experience with a disability can help in a job or in starting a business. Today more than ever, businesses need people who can think differently about how to solve problems and get the job done. People with disabilities do this in America’s workplaces every day – and so can you. So set your sights high! Along the way, remember that resources are available to help you seek employment, succeed on the job, and understand your right to be judged on your ability, not disability.
- DID YOU KNOW?
- Young people are some of the most powerful advocates for greater equality for people with disabilities. Through a recent Special Olympics youth-initiated campaign, tens of thousands of people of all ages pledged to stop using negative language about intellectual disabilities.