Most adults with Williams syndrome thrive on opportunities to “give back” and make a difference in their communities. Meaningful employment and/or volunteer opportunities are a natural way to give back. Locating meaningful employment and the agencies to provide the necessary supports that many individuals with Williams syndrome need to realize success often requires diligence, patience, and hard work, especially with a staggering 81% of adults (18+) with developmental disabilities unemployed.
However, there are many agencies working on behalf of individuals with IDD to help secure jobs with competitive wages, and provide the supports that individuals need. The benefits to the individuals and everyone who works with them are well worth our efforts.