Sheltered workshops getting bulk of federal funding

04/4/2012 | Disability Scoop

Federal funding more often is funneled to sheltered workshops for adults with disabilities despite policies encouraging community-based employment, a new report shows. For example, the report found that in Ohio last year, $5 million in state and federal funding was spent on community-based employment, while $175 million was spent on segregated work arrangements. The National Disability Rights Network and other advocacy groups favor community-based work for those with disabilities, while others say segregated work environments provide some benefits as well.

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