Although there has been increasing interest in and emphasis on helping individuals with an intellectual disability find employment, there remain questions about factors related to employment and needed supports. We surveyed 127 people with an intellectual disability from three counties in southwestern PA. Data analysis revealed 100% of those who discussed employment within the past year ended up working or searching for work. Additionally, those who worked or looked for work in the past year found employment desirable; 100% voiced wanting to work in the next 3 years. Despite this, our findings revealed that no one had spoken to over half of the participants about employment. Discussion focused on importance of talking about employment options and benefits of inclusive community integrated employment.

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