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I believe that having mental disabilities is generally a more serious obstacle to getting a job than a criminal record, am I correct?


I read an article that said 85% of autistic college graduates are unemployed I read another article saying 27% of released prisoners are unemployed  read in a California report on sexual criminals in 1989 that 52% of convicted rapists were unemployed on the surface that seems to support my opinion

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  • 3 months ago

    Many, if not most mental disabilities are not an impediment to employment. Many are mild. Some can get entry level employment without too much difficulty.

    Released prison are often not on employment lists as they are not pursuing employment.

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    • Thisis a study (a very small one) that surv eyed employment of people with autism.   So 1 in 5 are umemployed with autism (20%) and 27% of formerly incarcerated.

      Both studies are considered the first of their kind.    

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  • 3 months ago

    I guess that would depend on the degree of the disability........ I would weigh the level of disability just as I would the seriousness of the criminal history....

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  • 3 months ago

    Yeah, that's definitely true

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