The economy has its ups and downs, but mostly things are pretty good.
Unless you have a disability.
Sadly about 80 percent of people with cognitive disabilities – including those with Down syndrome – are unemployed.
That is curious to those in the know.
People with Down syndrome make excellent employees by just about any standard.
They are loyal, responsible, hardworking and take great pride in doing a job well.
Some jobs, of course, are beyond their abilities – few will become astronauts or engineers; none we know of have earned an MD or practice law.
There is, however, a vast range of jobs for which they are qualified.
They work in warehousing and distribution, as clerical and administrative personnel, in food service, health care and retail, and in the hospitality industries and manufacturing.