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    Does anyone else use paid caregivers to help them manage full incontinence (bowel and bladder) and also work? I have found that many employers are uncomfortable with the fact I need caregivers throughout the day while at work. I have been unemployed for a while and maintaining employment has been hard.

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    Everyone I know with a disability is having trouble getting and maintaining a job , as one friend quipped "they want the Sun, the moon, the stars , and a telescope for there pathetic job" employers have tunnel vision many times of "what there perfect employee is going to be" and in many caees will pass over a worker with a disability , because they don't meet that image, in other cases they give the stupidest reasons a friend of mine uses arm canes and has been told you "wobble too much" thats a liability come back and reapply when you get a nice safe wheelchair, unfortunately in many cases we have to put up with that kind of thing because ADA has been so watered down over the years , that bringing an action with it is near impossible, most vultures don't want to take a case that's not easy money, open and shut ,and the ADA now has big holes in it from different adminstrations creating èxcemptions and exceptions for there specisl intrest big money donors , and with this new trump stuff more holes are going to be poked in it .People wonder why many people with a disability don't work , the should look in the mirror, people like them overlook us , because we don't look like them , is what it boils down to .

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    The unemployment or under employment eat among blind/ visually impaired people is like 70% and it's been that way for like 30 yrs and hasn't changed much. I only work part time like 12 hrs a week but even doing 20-25 hrs a week is still considered underemployed so I'm in that 70%. Not much financial help for the blind and what there is, usually is related to finding work. I'm sure life will become a lot harder for people with disablities under trump.

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    I've been lucky in this regard. I'm disabled military, so I was able to find a job where that was seen as bonus in filling a "minority" position. Though I also live in a military friendly town, so that helped too.

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    I'm disabled and work at Walmart. I can only work 3 hours though and have a job coach with me everywhere I go. If it wasn't for the career center in my town I would still be unemployed.

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    If you look up the FLSA & NRA legislation that also allows people with disabilities to be paid less than minimum wage , it's fascinating to read why the President signed it into law at all, and his warnings to the future about it , show just how brilliant a man FDR was and is,and also shows why we need some politicians with a spine , there are all kinds of incentive programs periodically to both employers and the disabled , that are really half heated attempts (especially because those programs are farmed out to private companies , who are paid regardless of the effectiveness of the program) I get my phone blown up periodically by these programs and i let the people calling know what a scam this is ( because most of them boil down to the "ticket to work" program ,and when i ivestigated working four hours a week , i found out that program was garbage ,by working 4 hours a week ,i would lose all of health care benefits immediately , just my medications are north of $1750 add catheters and diapers and your north of $5000 dollars ) so why on earth do they keep calling the same disabled people who can not return to work ? Because we are easy targets for creating a paper trail, that they tried ! If these programs were pay for performance , they would not continuously run through the list of people on compassionate social security disability, they would be wasting resources that could be used to gain employment or better employment for the disabled that can work and want to work ,as far as low or no vision employment it is an uphill battle my best friend was blind and she had to waste 4 years trying to convince people that a blind person could do the work and achieve a master's degree once she was finally allowed she aced her work and earned her master's in social work, she was never able to get a job with her master's degree , because the invisible wall against the visual impaired is monumental even with a master's degree .If people would lay aside there bias and give the disabled a chance to do the job that there bias says they can't do it would be a great day .

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    90% of us Autistic adults are unemployed.
    We are seen as "too difficult to work with".
    In my daily outings I see that places like WALMART will only employ a couple token disabled adults, just to say they hire the handicapped.
    My own experiences with employment have been difficult.
    None of my employers made any accomodations to my disabilities of Asperger's Syndrome and Mild Cerebral Palsy.
    My own experience is that employers really loath and look down upon disabled adults who are incontinent.
    It is like, we do not want to see your dirty adult diapers in our bathroom's trash bin.
    Sad, but true.



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    I had 42 interviews and no job offers.

    I then got a job that lasted 6 months. I got the job because the CEO of the agency that provides my care knew the owner.

    I tried my best, showed up every day and was never a problem. The job was boring and I was let go on a training day for a issue that should have been dealt with using training.

    I don't have the energy for dozens of more interviews. And your right, ticket to work did nothing. Employers didn't honor it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CPDude View Post
    I had 42 interviews and no job offers.

    I then got a job that lasted 6 months. I got the job because the CEO of the agency that provides my care knew the owner.

    I tried my best, showed up every day and was never a problem. The job was boring and I was let go on a training day for a issue that should have been dealt with using training.

    I don't have the energy for dozens of more interviews. And your right, ticket to work did nothing. Employers didn't honor it.
    ​"Ticket to Work" is a joke here in New Hampshire where I live.

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    I am not disabled except for my severe bowel urgency IC. I owned my own company so nobody could fire me or let me go. I didn't become IC until 20 plus years ago after a surgery. I consider any IC where diaper are needed to be a disability. But it is one of the few disabilities that one can still work with. Those that are blind or in a wheel chair face an uphill battle unless you have really good skills with education behind you. I started my company before I became IC so I was well established in the business with a steady flow of old and new clients. It wasn't easy after my surgery and subsequent IC but I managed and to my knowledge, no client had a clue. So in effect, nobody saw me as disabled. My heart goes out to all disabled people who want to work and know they can do the job. There is no doubt in my mind that there is blatant discrimination. I'm not sure what the answer is. The politicians won't listen unless you have a strong lobbying partner who can put $ in their reelection campaigns. I suggest that those that are able to become involved politically. Tammy Duckworth here in Illinois is our new senator. Double amputee. Demacrat with a soul. Research your district/state and find the canidates that are on your side. Rep or Dem, doesn't matter if they are aware of the inequities in the system.

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