Finding a Niche with Creative Job Options
The first step in thinking about your child’s transition to employment is to consider different employment possibilities. One possibility is entrepreneurship. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, people with disabilities are self-employed at a rate nearly twice that of their non-disabled peers. The 2019 American Community Survey states that approximately 700,000 workers with disabilities were self-employed, enjoying the flexibility and opportunities that entrepreneurship provides. Consider the following resources and view the inspiring stories of individuals who made this entrepreneurship dream possible.
- Born for Business A captivating docuseries that chronicles the lives of four entrepreneurs with disabilities
- Road to Self-Sufficiency: A Guide to Entrepreneurship for Youth with Disabilities
- US Department of Labor: Self Employment & Disabilities
- Overcoming Physical Disabilities as an Entrepreneur- Jason Corning Ted talk
- Webinar: Successful Self-Employment & Entrepreneurship for People with Disabilities: