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China Should Do More to Help People With Intellectual Disabilities Find Work, Charities Say

Caixin Global


16th April 2021


China Should Do More to Help People With Intellectual Disabilities Find Work, Charities Say


China should establish support systems to help people with intellectual disabilities get jobs, charity and business leaders have said, pushing back against deep-seated employment discrimination.


Greater efforts are needed across society to integrate millions of people with intellectual disabilities into the workforce, according to speakers at a recent forum on such groups’ employment status amid the pandemic, jointly held by several charity organizations in Beijing.


China does not keep detailed statistics on employment rates among people with intellectual disabilities, but limited studies suggest only a tiny fraction have stable jobs.


Some 12 million to 20 million people in China have such conditions, which include learning disorders, autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome and cerebral palsy, according to Li Hong, the director general of the Beijing Xiaogeng Disability Assistance Foundation, one of the charities that took part in the event.


https://www.caixinglobal.com/2021-03-31/china-should-do-more-to-help-people-with-intellectual-disabilities-find-work-charities-say-101684119.html

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