"Normalization" means students with disabilities graduate at the same age of their peers. "Self-determination" means those choosing to graduate and be employed in a Work Center (aka sheltered workshop) would be supported in doing so. "Normalization" means employees with disabilities do their fair share of the work in order to get paid equal wages. The Fair Labor Standards Act protects both people with disabilities and employers. Public policy makers and advocates need to recognize that "one size does not fit all."



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Idea No. 303