Peter Berns of The ARC on the "Achieving a Better Life Experience" Act
"The lack of employment for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities is a huge problem. And we found, in our survey, that 85% of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities - conditions like Down Syndrome or Autism - are not working, and they're not employed even part time when they could be."
For people with disabilities, Medicaid, disability benefits, and personal savings have all been intertwined, resulting in a disparity between the financial freedom of able bodied people and those with disabilities. Now, that disparity is coming to an end. A conversation with Peter Berns, Chief Executive? Officer of The ARC.
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