61 million American children and adults live with a disability.

89% of people with disabilities are registered to vote.

7.2 million or 15% of all public-school students ages 3-21 years old received special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in academic year 2020-2021.

21.3% of people with a disability were employed in 2022, up from 19.1% in 2021.

85% of Americans with disabilities receive some type of government assistance – Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, SSI, or SSDI.

Consumers with disabilities and their families possess $22 billion in buying power and $490 billion in disposable income.

Easterseals DC MD VA Disability Services

Our mission is to enrich lives and expand opportunities for all children and adults in our communities, including people with disabilities. Since 1945, Easterseals DC MD VA programs have supported thousands of children, adults, veterans, and caregivers with life-changing disability services.

  • Adult Day Services administer clinical care for adults with developmental, intellectual, medical, and chronic disabilities.
  • Child Development Centers provide early care and education for children of all abilities in inclusive classrooms.
  • Early Intervention serves infants and toddlers with disabilities or developmental delays, and their families.
  • Respite Programs host center-based respite activities for wounded warrior families and families of children with disabilities.

Additional Resources

Easterseals State of Disability Equity and Access Report
This 2023 Easterseals report compiles existing data around the social determinates of health for people with disabilities and serves as a baseline for progress in education, employment, healthcare, and transportation.