Learning Disability Today
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More specialist employment support needed for people with learning disabilities

Several schemes that seek to help people with learning disabilities into employment have been celebrating their success recently. But more is needed to raise the percentage of adults with learning disabilities in employment. Ask adults with learning disabilities what their ambition in life is and many will simply say they want a paid job. For example, when disability charity Action for Kids held a participation day last year when it was setting up its Transition Service, the number one outcome youngsters wanted for their lives was meaningful employment. Yet employment rates among people with learning disabilities remains stubbornly low –


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