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State and County Maps Provide Statistics on Disability

Mathematica’s Center for Studying Disability Policy recently created interactive state disability maps that reveal important patterns in state- and county-level prevalence of disability among working-age adults across the United States, as well as how that prevalence compares with Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) participation rates.

“People with Disabilities Are Experiencing Barriers to Covid-19 Vaccination”

This article highlights the challenges that people with disabilities are reporting with accessing COVID-19 vaccine appointments and sites. It also provides guidance on how accessibility may be improved. 

12 Things Disabled People Want Their Nondisabled Friends to Know

This article lists 12 suggestions provided by people with disabilities after being asked to share what they wished people without disabilities knew or understood.

“Living with a Disability Is Very Expensive – Even with Government Assistance”

Using data from four nationally representative surveys, this article provides an estimate of the extra costs associated with living with a disability for Americans ages 18 to 69 years old.