The federal Department of Labor START-UP entrepreneurship pilot program in three states for individuals with disabilities helped 24% of the 194 participants become self-employed. A total of 194 persons with disabilities were enrolled; 28% had cognitive or mental disabilities, 47% had physical impairments, and the remainder had medical, visual, or hearing impairments, or disabilities that were not disclosed. The pilots took place in Alaska, Florida, and New York between 2007 and 2010. Of the 194 participants, 11 in Alaska, 3 in Florida, and 23 in New York actually launched a business and filed federal tax returns for the . . .
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