The Road to Independence is Paved with Work

Support, in and of itself, is not unnecessary. However, it should lead to a destination beyond itself. It should lead to the creation of a life of independence. Benefit checks should be replaced by earnings and public healthcare should be replaced with employer-based healthcare.

BY Greg Makely | October 2019 | Category: Employment & Transition

The Road to Independence is Paved with Work

For those who experience disability, often the arduous journey begins with a cultivated dependence upon parents, school officials, and public benefits: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Medicare. There is an expectation set that things will always be done “for”, and not “by” them, and that alternative means support must always remain available.

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