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Actions That Could Increase Work Participation for Adults with Disabilities

July 2010 | Report/Brief

U.S. Government Accountability Office

July 2010

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) calls for the full participation of individuals with disabilities in society, including the workforce. This report examines the many barriers that still exist 20 years after the ADA’s passage that may prevent people with disabilities from staying connected or returning to employment. The GAO convened a forum to examine these issues, which concluded that strong federal leadership is essential for achieving the level of coordination required to effectively leverage resources to improve work participation for Americans with disabilities.

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Actions That Could Increase Work Participation for Adults with Disabilities