Thursday, September 24, 2009

Kennedy Urges Hiring of People With Disabilities

CROMWELL, CT. — With some 13 million working age Americans who have disabilities unable to find work, Edward M. “Ted” Kennedy Jr. Tuesday issued a call for employers to hire the disabled.
“This is a movement whose time has come,” Kennedy said during a forum on hiring the disabled at Crowne Plaza Hotel. “It’s the final chapter of the civil rights struggle.”
Kennedy, a lawyer, said that while the Americans with Disabilities Act, which marks its 20th anniversary next year, has been successful in some regards, meeting employment goals hasn’t been one of them.

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