Monthly Archives: September 2016


Siblings Worry about Unemployment Rates of People with Disabilities

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Siblings want the best for their sisters or brothers with disabilities.  That doesn’t mean they want the best to just be handed to them.  They expect their siblings with disabilities to work, just like they do.  It is a major concern for siblings and they have every reason to be concerned.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the unemployment rate for people with disabilities is 11.3 percent in  August 2016 compared to the unemployment rate of the population without disabilities of just 4.9 percent.

I’m pleased that WisconSibs and an awesome number of other local agencies and businesses are partnering on September 22 to hold a public meeting at Miron Corporation (Neenah) to discuss the barriers to employment for youth with disabilities.  As a community, we’ll learn how we can help one another eliminate the barriers and in the process not only make a difference in that unemployment rate, but find a gold mind of talent and energy that can help our communities in Wisconsin grow. Plus it is FREE and you get dinner!!

Siblings – Check this out and register for the free event!  Employing Youth with Barriers Flyer

Employment for Youth with Barriers Flyer