News - - A recent federal ruling aims to help find jobs for people with developmental disabilities, but some Wisconsin families are worried about how it will be implemented.

The decision involves working conditions for people who have cognitive disabilities such as autism and Down syndrome. Some may have trouble reading, counting money or being in large groups, which leaves them with limited options.

Often they end up employed at so-called "sheltered workshops," where they perform basic tasks but are separated from nondisabled workers — in part so they can get needed services or be in stress-free surroundings....

Ken Notes: I have been very involved on both sides of this issue and can assure you that the "sheltered workshops"do their very best to mainstream as many of their people as possible -- but they also provide much needed care for those who are not a fit for the public workspace. The government intentions may be good, but reality has to be addressed and as always the solutions are found in the middle...

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- - Volume: 2 - WEEK: 35 Date: 8/26/2014 10:51:17 AM -