Now, for many young people finding a job after leaving school or college is a tough proposition. But imagine the additional barriers for those who are disabled.
We've been talking to Tommy Gundry from Liskeard who has made it his mission to tackle those barriers - and make local employers recognise that disabled workers are as good as anyone else.
He enlisted the help of Fixers - the campaign that gives young people a voice - to make his point.
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