Segregated and Exploited:The Failure of the Disability Service System to Provide Quality Work

January 15, 2011

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This report details the National Disability Rights Network's (NDRN) findings of a "total failure" of the disability service system to provide quality work for people with disabilities. The report focuses on the problems with segregated work, sheltered environments and low wages and highlights a breakdown between good federal and state policies and their implementation and oversight.

"For decades we have worked to ensure federal laws guarantee the right of people with disabilities to live and work in their chosen communities," said NDRN executive director Curt Decker. "Yet, our investigation found that many people with disabilities are still being segregated and financially exploited."