Debunking Hiring Myths about People with Disabilities

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Despite the fact that many people with disabilities want to work, employers can be reluctant to hire them due to untrue assumptions. However, not hiring someone based on hiring myths is against the law. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) makes it illegal to discriminate against people with disabilities and ensures that everyone has the same opportunities to participate in their communities.

Although the ADA was signed into law in 1990, negative assumptions or myths about people with disabilities are still prevalent. Here are 8 debunked myths about the ADA and hiring people with disabilities.

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