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Somewhere between 85% and 88% of Americans with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (ID/DD) are unemployed. Based on The Case for Inclusion, published each year by United Cerebral Palsy (UCP), only 12% of adults in 2016 with ID/DD, who received Medicaid services, had found employment.
"It’s safe to say that the teachers and I didn’t always see eye to eye. What they quickly labeled non-compliance was most often a case of his compulsive need to do things a very specific way. This is very common among those with DS and where they get the “stubborn” stereotype from."