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Disability in America

DISABILITY IN AMERICA PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES CONSTITUTE THE NATION'S LARGEST MINORITY GROUP, AND THE ONLY GROUP ANY OF US CAN BECOME A MEMBER OF AT ANY TIME. LET'S LEARN MORE ABOUT AMERICANS SUFFERING PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL DISABILITIES. 50 MILLION 38 MILLION 38 MILLION =1 MILLION 3 MILLION Americans with African-Americans Population of California Americans with disabilities doctorates 1 IN 4 About 33% of today's 20-year-olds will become disabled before they retire. Of the 69.6 million American families, more than 20 million have at least one family member with a disability. Your chance of becoming disabled before you retire A = 1 MILLION A CLOSER LOOK: THE DISABLED POPULATION 38% 12.4t% 1.7% 10% 5% Children 5 to 17 Adults 18 to 64 Adults 65 and older Females with Males with who have disabilities who have disabilities who have disabilities disabilities disabilities 11MLION People 6 and older who need help with everyday activities 33МШОМ 10 MILION 18 MILION 1MILION 2.5 MILUON People 15 and older who use a wheelchair People who use a walking aid, Such as a cane, crutches or walker People 15 and older who report being unable to see printed words People 15 and older who report being unable to hear conversations People 15 and older who have difficulty having their speech understood MOST COMMON DISABILITIES WHILE SOME DISABILITIES ARE COMMON FOR CHILDREN, OTHERS APPEAR LATER IN LIFE. Most common disability by age group (rate per 1,000 in age range): DISABILITY <5 YEARS 5-11 12-17 Speech problem 10.7 18.5 Asthma or breathing problem 8.2 Mental retardation or other 7.0 T 10.2 9.6 development problem Other mental, emotional or behavioral problem 12.0 14.2 Attention deficit 2.1 17.6 21.8 or hyperactivity disorder Learning disability 2.9 23.3 33.9 DISABILITY 18-44 45-54 55-64 12.9 41111111 23.1 24.1 Mental illness Fractures or joint injury 7.0 15.5 MAIAA. 20.6 Lung 5.0 12.6 MAAANMAA 25.6 Diabetes 2.5 13.4 33.4 Heart or other circulatory 5.9 28.4 74.3 Arthritis or other 22.2 1.9 musculoskeletal DISABILITY 65-74 75-84 85+ Senility (dementia) 68 30.5 Lung 34.7 44.4 Diabetes 49.4 38.4 Vision 18.2 44.3 96.6 10.0 27.8 84.9 Hearing Heart or other circulatory 101.9 162.6 223.5 Arthritis or other 125.8 171.0 267.6 musculoskeletal DISABILITY – NOT INABILITY DISABILITIES HAVEN'T STOPPED THESE TRAILBLAZERS FROM MAKING AN IMPACT ON LIFE HERE AND AROUND THE WORLD. FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT STEPHEN HAWKING HARRIET TUBMAN 1882-1945 1942- 1820-1913 Suffered vision impairment Paralyzed from the waist down after Suffers from motor neuron disease related to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and seizures after a severe having polio as a child wound to the head inflicted by a slave owner before her escape LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN HELEN KELLER ALBERT EINSTEIN 1770-1827 1880-1968 1879-1955 Deaf for the final 25 First deaf and blind person to graduate from college Severely dyslexic and most likely had autism years of his life SOURCES •® o o MASTERS-IN-SPECIAL-EDUCATION.COM 27

Disability in America

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People with disabilities make up that nation’s largest minority group, and it’s only growing. has created an infographic entitled “Disability in Ameri...


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