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Since 1900, we have worked with people with disabilities, helping them prepare for and find employment. Our consumers have a range of disabilities, from mental to physical, and many of our consumers have multiple disabilities or dual diagnoses. If you are interested in learning more about our rehabilitation services or accessing Workshops' rehabilitation services, please refer to our Programs page.
Workshops' consumers receive on-the-job training in our conveniently-located facility in the Avondale neighborhood of Birmingham. Here we cater to the needs of various business customers who rely on Workshops for business solutions that include assembly, packaging, mailing, order fulfillment, handwork for the commercial print industry or just about any other outsourcing need that requires handwork and a reliable workforce.
Our business customers receive top-quality work from Workshops at competitive prices - and the satisfaction of knowing that their outsourced work provides training experience and employment for consumers with disabilities. For more information about business solutions, click here.
Workshops has been a member agency of United Way of Central Alabama since 1956, and also works closely with the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services (ADRS), our primary referral source and a significant source of financial support.
Workshops, Inc also works very closely with the Department of Labor to abide by their guidelines regarding payment to people with disabilities. See video for more information.
The unemployment rate for people with disabilities is more than 50% greater than for people without disabilities
People with disabilities constitute the nation's largest minority group, and the only group any of us can become a member of at any time
Of 70 million families in the United States, more than 20 million have at least one family member with a disability
The unemployment rate of people with disabilities is ten times greater than the national unemployment rate
People with disabilities are nearly twice as likely as people without disabilities to have an annual household income of $15,000 or less
According to the U.S. Department of Education, workers with disabilities are rated consistently as average or above average in performance, quality and quantity of work, flexibility, and attendance.
Alabama has the second highest rate of disability in the U.S.