Wednesday, December 16, 2009

ANNOUNCEMENT: 2009 Annual Disability Statistics Compendium

A number of Federal agencies collect statistical data on the population of people with disabilities to improve and support disability related programs and services. The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics, which is supported by a Department of Education grant, has complied this data into one resource, the Annual Disability Statistics Compendium. The first edition, released in October, includes statistics from Federal sources and surveys on disability prevalence, population size,  including break-downs by state and disability type, employment and earnings, education, health and health care coverage, rehabilitation, and participation in benefit programs. The Center plans to update the compendium on a yearly basis to capture new or recurring data collections and demographic statistics.

The entire Compendium can be downloaded as a PDF or browsed by section on the Web.