New Report from United Cerebral Palsy Protrays a Troubling Snapshot of the Status of Disability in America

November 26, 2007

United Cerebral Palsy has released State of Disability in America, an evaluation of the disability experience in America. The 65-page document examines existing research on the overall state of affairs for individuals with disabilities in America in the areas of disability rights, healthcare, education, employment, housing, and organizing for change. While tremendous strides have been made, especially with the Americans with Disabilities Act, things are still not right, the report says. By and large, people with disabilities are more likely to live in poverty and be dependent on government services. They are less likely to have positive educational opportunities and outcomes, be employed, or own a home.