1. The profitability of hiring disabled workers, at least in the businesses shown, isn’t because they are paid less than non-disabled workers. The story notes that they are paid the same as other workers. I just wish they had repeated that a few more times.
2. The story also notes that these businesses aren’t sheltered or disability-only workplaces. The largest percentage I heard was, I think, 40% disabled workers at the Walgreens distribution center. That means that the majority of workers are non-disabled, so these are competitive, integrated jobs.
Via the Autistic Self Advocacy Network.