# Passion

People with disabilities demonstrate the same passion, independence and self-direction as all Americans, and given certain characteristics—including being on average older and less educated—it is not surprising that the rate of self-employment for people with disabilities in the labor force in 2011 was about 50 percent higher than the corresponding rate for people without disabilities (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy, Self-Employment for People with Disabilities, December 2013).