Did You Know? 5 Facts About Disabilities

Disability Facts~

1. More than 1.3 million U.S. young people ages 16-20 have a disability (https://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/adolescent-development/physical-health-and-nutrition/chronic-conditions-and-disabilities/trends.html)


2. About one in seven (14 percent) children between the ages of three and 17 have developmental disabilities (https://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/adolescent-development/physical-health-and-nutrition/chronic-conditions-and-disabilities/trends.html)


3. The definition of a disability is "a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment" (https://www.ada.gov/ada_intro.htm)


4. March is Disability Awareness Month!


5. There is a substantial wage gap between those with disabilities and those without. "The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) 2017 report found that the disability pay gap – the difference between what non-disabled and disabled workers earn – is 13.6%" (https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/apr/11/gender-pay-gap-disability-disabled-people-job).





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