The Rollercoaster Ride to Employment

 The Rollercoaster Ride to Employment

Giga coaster: The first Giga coaster, the 310 ft tall Millennium Force at Cedar Point. (Photo credit: By Nick Nolte Via Wikipedia)

I am a person with a disability. I’m not the only one of my peers in a similar situation – struggling to gain employment.

I have work now, I work from home. But before this recent development, it was like a roller coaster of contracts and unemployment.

So what is a solution to this roller coaster ride?
I don’t have an answer to why disabled but otherwise educated people struggle so much to find work? What are your thoughts on this topic?

I hope you enjoyed this article – whether you agree with everything or not, send me your comments. opinions, suggestions and experiences – your input is very welcomed and much appreciated!


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About lifeofthedifferentlyabled

Laura Forde founded her blog through my eyes: my life with cerebral palsy in December 2009 out of a great need she had, realizing that there was a vast gap in firsthand accounts of what life was like living with Cerebral Palsy: she knew then that the only way to see this reflected online was to create the change herself and thus this blog was born Laura was born four months premature, weighing a mere one pound three ounces and given ten percent odds for survival. She was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of three. After graduating from college, she continued writing and doing what she loves to do most; speaking to groups about her life experiences and sharing what she has learned from her journey. Her blog lifeofthedifferentlyabled was created after discovering that the online community lacked the voice of people in her situation. In its first year, the site saw over 20,000 hits from all over the world. Her readers are from all walks of life; some with disabilities, parents of children, professionals, and others who seek to gain a better understanding of the world of the differently abled. You can follow her on Twitter or Facebook

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The Rollercoaster Ride to Employment — 5 Comments

  1. I hear you loud and clear Laura! I serve on the board of my local regional center and I was talking with someone who has been working there for 40 years. She continues to be baffled by the difficulties persons with disabilities face in finding employment. As a nation we sent three people to the moon and back 40 years ago. Certainly we as a society can have much higher expectations for persons with disabilities. I feel one of the factors that makes it difficult for people with disabilities to find work is our culture’s fear of disability and differences. If our culture were more comfortable with disabilities,there would be less fear and more opportunity. Like you, I have done temp work and subcontracting, but full time work has been elusive.

  2. I have the same problem as I am educated, but I am stuck at one job as a supermarket cashier. I know that there is nothing wrong with this technically, however I feel pressured to just “Be happy where I am.” And I am, not because I particularly love the work but I’m just good at being happy. But I can do MORE. Maybe not full time or as fast, but I can do more.

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