Today we’ll look at the numbers on disability and employment from two different entities that focus on this issue.
First, from Disability Statistics – at Cornell University:
In the year 2015, an estimated 32.8 percent (plus or minus 0.51 percentage points) of non-institutionalized persons aged 21 to 64 years with a cognitive disability in the United States were living below the poverty line.
Erickson, W., Lee, C., von Schrader, S. (2017). Disability Statistics from the American Community Survey (ACS). Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Yang-Tan Institute (YTI). Retrieved from Cornell University Disability Statistics website: www.disabilitystatistics.org
And from the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment Policy and Measurement (EPM-RRTC)
As the numbers show, the employment of people with disabilities, cognitive and others, lags behind those without disabilities. Experts have found however, that things have been improving over the past few years.