Is Life Improving For Rhode Island's Developmentally Disabled Adults?

Sep 29, 2015

A year ago, Rhode Island agreed to find better opportunities for at least 2,000 people with developmental and learning disabilities. It was part of a settlement after a federal investigation uncovered a program that funneled people with disabilities into jobs doing menial labor for very little pay. 

Writer Casey Nilsson reported on Rhode Island's developmentally disabled adults, after a federal investigation into sheltered workshops.
Credit Elisabeth Harrison / RIPR

One year later, Rhode Island Monthly Associate Editor Casey Nilsson looks at what progress the state is making to address the problem. Her article is in the new issue of Rhode Island Monthly, and she joined Rhode Island Public Radio’s Elisabeth Harrison to talk about it.

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