June 30, 2012
The Spectrum Center's WorkAbility Program is a bridge between would-be employers and developmentally disabled young people who want to live, work and learn in mainstream society.
"We look for what they can do rather than what they can't do," said Spectrum Center vocational coordinator Ray Myslewski. The workers are paid minimum wage through grant money and work a few hours a week at first.
Kristin J. Bender
Washington University's Brown School of Social Work