Thursday, 14 May 2015

Down's syndrome article on BBC

The struggle to find work when you have Down's syndrome documented on the BBC Ouch blog. It starts with the stats that fewer than two in 10 people with learning disabilities are in employment, a similar figure to Aspergers thought to be around 12%. It goes on to link to the Downs Syndrome Association's Workfit web page, a programme to improve understanding of the condition among employers, quoting that many employers never knew that people with Down's syndrome wanted to find work. An interesting quote in the Ouch article is that when they can find employment they mostly thrive in structured roles that are process driven, very similar to those with Aspergers.

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