ForewordRoads More Easily Traveled

I’M MORE CONVINCED THAN EVER there are basic misunderstandings on the part of both employers and job seekers with disabilities about what each other needs. These misunderstandings are holding back progress in dramatically improving the employment rate of individuals of working age with disabilities.

Why are there gaps in understanding between job seekers with disabilities and potential employers? Many of us may have simply taken roads more easily traveled than those we often bypass because we believe they’re perhaps more dangerous. Yet, those bypasses, we sometimes forget, can be more rewarding.

Here are some concrete examples.

As cited later in this book, more than four of ten respondents to the first-ever ...

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