Monday, January 17, 2005

Sheltered Workshops Develop New Strategies

See this article by that title in the Daytona Beach News-Journal. The first couple of grafs:

Sheltered workshops, which provide employment for people with disabilities, are under a new state mandate to annually place 5 percent of workers with jobs in the community.

Mainstreaming is a worthy goal, but some advocates worry it will come at the expense of the workshops.

The danger is that "you eliminate a choice," said Ron Giampietro, business development manager for Act Corp., which employs 400 workers with disabilities in Flagler and Volusia counties. Act primarily serves people with mental illnesses.


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