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Annual Report of the Maine Jobs Council Commission on Employment of People with Disabilities
January 2, 2009
Equality for people with disabilities is about having equal opportunities to live life to its fullest potential: to earn a good living, to follow a passion, to make a difference. We all must have the opportunity to attain and sustain employment, which is so central to our quality of life. What we do for work determines where we live, what we own, and whether or not we can save for retirement or send our children to college. Work also informs our sense of self and contributes to the social fabric of our lives.
The Commission on Disability and Employment works toward the goal of full opportunity for people with disabilities who work or want to work. The Commission envisions a future in which people with disabilities have jobs that meet their economic and personal needs -- a future in which there is fair treatment of workers with disabilities and full support for their endeavors.
In this year's annual report, readers can learn about the Commission, the work it has supported, and its recommendations for actions that will bring us closer to this vision for the future.