NYSILC Survey Affirms High Poverty, Unemployment, Obesity Rates for NYers w Disabilities

NYAPRS Note: The following excerpt comes courtesy of our friend NYSILC’s Brad Williams.

 

The New York State Independent Living Council (NYSILC) conducted a statewide needs assessment in 2012. What it revealed was alarming. It showed several unacceptable trends for New Yorkers with disabilities, none of which seem to be on anyone’s agenda to address. And these trends are not isolated to New York. The major gaps are taken from the Annual Disability Compendium and apply to every state and the country.

 

Percentages vary but are within the same range.

(http://disabilitycompendium.org/compendium-statistics/health/8-4-health-behavior—obesity-among-persons-aged-18-and-over-by-disability-status).

 

http://nysilc.wordpress.com/2013/06/10/coming-face-to-face-with-the-bogeyman-by-brad-williams/