In some cases, these jobs were held by people with disabilities who feared they'd be out of work.
WATCH: Part 1 of Newsviews
Numbers from the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire show the *employment* rate for people with disabilities is 37 percent.
Compared that with an employment rate of just over 77-percent for able bodied people.
WATCH: Part 2 of Newsviews
We're talking this week with Rahnee Patrick. She is the director of independent living with Access Living, which works to foster an inclusive society
for Chicagoans with disabilities.