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1 in 5 Americans has a Disability and Needs Assistance

Posted by Jenna Green on June 24, 2015 at 9:45 AM

Author: Jasmine Dyoco

I was recently shocked to discover that nearly 1 in 5 peaople- 56.7 million- in the US has a disability (1). 1 out of every five people I know! People with disabilities are more likely than those without disabilities to report having poorer overall health, less access to adequate heathcare and more engaement in risky behaviours such as smoking and physical inactivity (2).

 

This means that we need to work together to build supportive communities.

 

Indeed, these facts drove our team to put together a toolkit to help empower our disabled population with their options and their rights!

 

Home Modifications to Promote Independent Living

https://www.disability.gov/resource/home-modifications-to-promote-independent-living/

 

Home Safety for People with Disabilities

http://www.redcross.org/prepare/location/home-family/disabilities

 

Disability Accommodation Cost Guide

http://www.homeadvisor.com/cost/disability-accommodation/

 

Increasing Physical Activity among Adults with Disabilities

http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/disabilitiyandhealth/pa.html

 

Chronic Pain Relief with Sqwimming Exercises

http://blog.intheswim.com/chronic-pain-relief-with-swimming-exervises/

 

Stay Active with a Disability: Quick Tips

http://healthfinder.gov/HealthTopics/Category/health-conditions-and-diseases/obesity/stay-active-with-a-disability-quick-tips

 

Personal Finance Guide for People with Disabilities

http://www.calculators.org/savings/people-with-disabilities.php

 

Author: Jasmine Dyoco

http://educatorlabs.org/

1) https://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/miscellaneous/cb12-134.html

2) http://www.cdc.gov/feature/disabilities/

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