One in five Americans has a disability and needs assistance. A shocking statistic that should make each of us question who is helping these people.
The 56.7 million people in the US with a disability, look to their family, friends and community for assistance in coping with their daily activities. Some require help just to perform personal tasks such as showering and brushing their teeth.
Another disturbing piece of information is that people with disabilities are more likely, than those without disabilities, to report having poorer overall health, less access to adequate healthcare and more engagement in risky behaviors such as smoking and physical inactivity.
This means that we need to work together to build supportive communities.
Indeed, these facts drove the team at Educator Labs to put together a toolkit to help empower our disabled population with their options and their rights!
Here is a list of places where you can find help for the disabled:
Home Modifications to Promote Independent Living
Disability Accommodation Cost Guide
Home Safety for People with Disabilities
Fire Safety & Disabilities Guide
Disability.gov’s Guide to Transportation
Rights for Those With Hearing Loss
Increasing Physical Activity among Adults with Disabilities
Chronic Pain Relief with Swimming Exercises
Stay Active with a Disability: Quick Tips
Personal Finance Guide for People with Disabilities