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.

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.