Employment Status of Adult Intellectual Disability Persons in Bangladesh
The present study was to explore the employment status of adult intellectually disabled persons in Bangladesh. To assess present employment situation of the intellectually disabled persons, a questionnaire was used on sample of 147 adult intellectually disabled subjects. Out of total 147 cases 95 were male and 52 were female participants and 69 were living in urban areas and 78 were living in rural areas. Mild and moderate intellectually disabled participants were selected for this study, Questionnaire was designed specially for this research. The data were analyzed by employing chi-square test. The result revealed that most of the parents expect their adult intellectually disabled persons will work independently or in a sheltered work environment. It is also seen that large majorities of the parents of both urban and rural areas feel the necessity of some employment of their intellectually disabled adult for their financial support and better mental condition. They donâ€™t want to see their intellectually disabled adult as a burden of the family.
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