Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council “Self-Employment for Workers with DiabiltiesDisabilities: An Underutilized but Viable Option”

Arizona

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Policy

~~“For years, disability advocates have struggled with advancing self-employment options for people with disabilities to help combat their low employment rates. Trends including downsizing, increased use of contract and temporary employees, and advances in technology have dramatically transformed the workplace.  In Arizona in 2014 the broadest measure of labor underutilization, designated U-6 (which includes the unemployed, workers employed part-time for economic reasons and those marginally attached to the labor force) was 14.7 percent, significantly higher than the 12 percent national average.”

This report promotes self-employment for persons with disabilities.

Systems: 
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Topics: 
  • Self-Employment
Date Enacted: 
08/01/2015
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