Insight Into Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
Every person is unique and should be treated as an equal’s.
It is a myth that people with intellectual disabilities can only do “simple” tasks. The abilities of people with intellectual disabilities are dependent on the type and severity of their disability. It is important to treat adults with intellectual disability as adults, not children.
Employment opportunities can boost confidence, self-esteem and a sense of purpose. Research has indicated that in most instances, people with intellectual disabilities are keen workers and have proven to be just as reliable as their colleagues.
Some employers are not that confident in hiring employees with disabilities. There are a lot of myths and misconceptions surrounding the hiring of people with disabilities and quite often put this issue into the “too hard basket”
Educating Businesses on the benefits of hiring people with intellectual disabilities. Also, let them know about the financial incentives of employing people with disabilities.
See a person’s abilities, not their disabilities. Your business could benefit greatly from employing a person with an intellectual disability.
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