Disability Statistics: What are the "real" numbers and how do you make sense of them?

Tuesday, August 15, 2006


Did you ever wonder about how the reported 70% unemployment rate among people with disabilities was determined or what it means? Join us for this session as we explore the realities of the various databases and how they measure the number of people with disabilities in a variety of categories (Employment, Income, etc.). Understand how these statistics are collected and reported by various entities such as the U.S. Census Bureau, Social Security Administration and other bodies that collect them. Learn how you can use the available databases as a tool to inform policy makers and others.

Session Materials



Andrew Houtenville Director , Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability and Demographic Statistics (StatsRRTC)