FAILING THE DISABLED
How Minnesota isolates and marginalizes thousands of adults with disabilities.
jobs, low pay
Dead-end jobs, low payMinnesota spends millions on adults with disabilities. But it isolates them in dead-end jobs and remote group homes, making it among the nation’s most segregated states.
Alone and at riskSet up to be safe havens, some group homes for the disabled have become remote “prisons,” where residents are vulnerable to violence and neglect.
Families wait years for aid
Families wait years for aidThousands of disabled Minnesotans languish on waiting lists for crucial services even as millions of dollars remain unspent.
Inclusion pays off
Inclusion pays offVermont bets big on community inclusion, and the payoffs are huge for the empowerment of the disabled and for taxpayers.