The Arc of the United States believes people with disabilities should be supported to make informed choices about their work and be successful in community employment.
Read The Arc’s Employment Position Statement
Historically, the majority of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have been unemployed or underemployed, although they are able and willing to work in the community. It is The Arc’s position that people with disabilities should have the opportunity to:
• Find and keep community jobs based on their preferences, interests, and strengths
• Work alongside people without disabilities
• Receive comparable wages
• Be free from workplace discrimination