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    A recent survey found that only 34% of adults with intellectual disabilities in the United States are employed. That includes several thousand individuals in Greater Cincinnati. For years, training centers or sheltered workshops have provided work opportunities for adults with disabilities. But there is a current push in many states to close these centers and direct individuals towards community-based employment. But incorporating people with intellectual disabilities into the general workforce is a challenge.

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Greater Cincinnati companies, including Total Quality Logistics (TQL), GE, US Bank and Horseshoe Casino, are learning to better recruit, hire and retain local veterans.

U.S. Navy

Greater Cincinnati community leaders are beginning to map veterans services for the region. The first of five so-called "convening" sessions is Tuesday.

Retired Col. David W. Sutherland, a former commander for Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom knows what problems returning veterans face. He is one.

"Understand that war is vile. It is one of the most vile things most people can imagine."

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Three Cincinnati charitable organizations are banding together to help veterans with disabling injuries get help and find work.