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Education: Statistics: Disabilities

Statistics Related to Persons with Disabilities

Annual Disability Statistics Compendium
A web-based tool that pools disability statistics published by various federal agencies together in one place. When working on legislative and other matters relating to persons with disabilities, the Compendium will make finding and using disability statistics easier.

Disability Statistics Center
Produces and disseminates policy-relevant statistical information on the demographics and status of people with disabilities in American society. The Center's work focuses on how that status is changing over time with regard to employment, access to technology, health care, community-based services, and other aspects of independent living and participation in society. The Center is based at the Institute for Health and Aging at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

Disability Statistics: Online Resource for U. S. Disability Statistics
Resarchers at Cornell University designed this searchable site in order to make disability statistics and related demographic information available and accessible to a broad audience via the Internet.

National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research
Links to reports arranged by subject.

National Center on Educational Outcomes
The National Center on Education Outcomes (NCEO) was established in 1990 to provide national leadership in designing and building educational assessments and accountability systems that appropriately monitor educational results for all students, including students with disabilities.

U.S. Census Bureau: Disabilities
The United States Bureau of the Census provides data on disability based on three primary sources: the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), the decennial census of population, and the Current Population Survey (CPS). Includes data on the number of persons affected by disabilities, and employment and earnings information as well as education-related data.

Also from the U. S. Cencus Bureau: Disability Characteristics of School Age Children: 2010 (issued November 2011).
Based on the 2010 American Community Survey, this brief estimates disability type, school enrollment and geographic distribution for school-age children in the United States.  Compares disability rates of children among states and metropolitan areas.