As companies like Walgreens, AMC, EY and others have found, employees who have disabilities are extremely productive, highly loyal and less likely to quit. If we find the right jobs for the right people, it will boost companies' bottom line.
I wish there were a quick and easy answer to your question, but unfortunately there's nothing quick and easy about Social Security disability insurance (SSDI). There are a lot of rules and regulations, and it's tough to qualify.
That both the liberal Ebert and the conservative Brooks muddle the facts shows that media's image of those with mental disabilities is just about the same, regardless of political affiliation. Clearly we are a long way from treating the disabled as equal citizens.