What Forces People into Sheltered Workshops?
In my ongoing rant about the shifting tide for sheltered workshops, here’s the next question:
Does the mere existence of the sheltered workshop format limit options for those who will be better served by broader opportunities within the community?
Yes, it appears to be the case. I can literally hear in my mind the conversation–“Why do you (company) not employ those who are differently abled?” and the Dickens’ reply comes, “Are there not sheltered workshops? Institutions? Places for these people to be held?”