The Easterseals State of Disability Equity and Access Report – created in partnership with the Coelho Center and Voya Financial – examines disparities and opportunities and highlights the most pressing issues and solutions to ensure disability equity in the United States. While the needs of the 61 million Americans with disabilities are varied, the report urges immediate action in education, employment, healthcare, and transportation.

  • Education: Respond to systemic disparities, especially among Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) students with disabilities who have been most impacted; continue focus on early identification and intervention services; and remedy ongoing impacts of the COVID pandemic on disabled students.
  • Employment: Bolster public and private sector commitments to provide disability employment opportunities and to fully embrace diversity, equity, inclusion and access initiatives.
  • Healthcare: Increase access to home- and community-based services and Medicaid funding necessary to support millions in critical need of these services.
  • Transportation: Advance accessible air travel and continue to increase mobility and access in other community transportation modes.

Easterseals DC MD VA Disability Services

Easterseals DC MD VA programs take a holistic approach, providing comprehensive services to thousands of children and adults in our neighborhoods, no matter their disability, military status, income, race, or age. We are leading the way to full equity, inclusion, and access through direct and life-changing disability and community services.

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