This morning’s news featured a piece about ADA based attacks on workshops for the disabled (Morning Edition, National Public Radio).  What’s bad about a special facility where those with intellectual and other severe disabilities can earn some money? According to the DOJ and supposed disabilities advocates it keeps the disabled from getting “real” jobs that pay at least the minimum wage. What’s the solution? Kick the disabled out of the sheltered workshops and see if they can make it in the real world, where many will not be able to find any work at all. It is worth noting, of course, that any disabled person always has the option of looking for conventional employment — none of the workshops involved compulsion. But because the DOJ and a small group of supposed advocates don’t like the way these programs serve the disabled the programs will be reduced in scope if not shut down entirely. More