Monday, January 23, 2017

Neuro disability and unemployment

For people with neurological disabilities that impact coordination, mobility, balance, visual spatial, perception, judgment; and problem solving despite high or genius IQs and intelligence, unemployment is a major issue.
The reason is because most disability laws in all countries say that one must be able to perform essential functions with or without a reasonable accommodation. Unfortunately for neuros, judgment, problem solving, motor skills, and coordination are essential functions of almost all jobs except maybe for post secondary teaching and tutoring
Such people can excel academically with masters and doctorates but cannot hold a steady position because of the difficulties their disabilities present. Therefore, these extremely intelligent beings get fired and never make probation, and therefore are among the poorest financnailly in our society.
This is unacceptable. Something has to be done. In the US alone the number of disabled who are unemployed is around 64% for those between the ages of 16 and 64 and its over 80% for neuros.

Possible solutiosns

1 make personal assitance a reasonable accommodation, required by law on jobs and not just a personal service
2 use Japanese style work enclaves where one's strengths balance another's weaknesses
3 eliminate probationary periods for neuros
4 increase sensitivity towards these kinds of disabilities

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