Many workers living with a disability receive low pay from their jobs. There is a law called the Fair Labor Standards Act or FLSA. The FLSA helps protect workers from their jobs. Most people do not know that the FLSA has a section called 14 (c). Section 14 (c) lets jobs pay low wages to people living with disabilities
Many people living with a disability in the United States are paid under $4 an hour. Workers who are paid low cannot afford to pay rent. They cannot afford to pay their bills. They cannot afford to buy the things that they need.
Activists and lawmakers are working together to change the FLSA law by:
- Fighting for higher pay
- Fairness in the workplace
- Better benefits
- More jobs
The costs in America are going up every year to live here. People living with disabilities have a right to fair wages
If you would like to know more about the Fair Labor Standards Act, please click below
Many people with disabilities are being paid low wages and its perfectly legal
Hello, my name is Felisha Thomas and I work as a behavior therapist in a public school.
Therapists and teachers use ABA to help work with children. ABA stands for Applied Behavioral Analyst. This means the science of behavior. ABA is not just for children with autism. ABA is used to help all children with their behaviors.
Therapists and teachers learn ABA in school. They learn about the 3 ABCs of behavior.
- Antecedent: what are they doing before the behavior?
- Behavior: what are they doing?
- Consequence: what are they doing after the behavior?
Therapists and teachers use ABA for lots of things.
Help children make better choices throughout the day.
- Help children who are sad.
- Help children who are mad.
- Play with children at the playground.
- Keep children safe.
- Help children follow directions in class.
- Help teach children the rules.
- Help children learn the class lessons.
Therapists and teachers go other places outside of school to help children too.
- We go to museums.
- We go to zoos.
- We go to parks.
- We go to the pool.
- We try to help children anytime there is a need.
Therapists and teachers are friendly. We let children know that we are their friends who like to help.
For more information on ABA therapy, see ABA in Classroom Settings.