Disability news stories and articles regarding the State of Alabama, including facts and statistics, news, and information of interest for persons with disabilities residing in, or visiting the State of Alabama.
Alabama Disability Resources
The Autism Society of Alabama
Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families are the constituency served by ASA. - http://www.autism-alabama.org/
Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (AIDB)
With five campuses and nine regional centers throughout the state, AIDB has been investing in the lives of thousands of infants, toddlers, children, adults and seniors who are challenged by hearing and vision loss for over 150 years. - http://aidb.org
Alabama Head Injury Foundation (AHIF)
The AHIF mission is to improve the quality of life for people who have survived traumatic brain injuries and for their families. - http://www.ahif.org
United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Birmingham
United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Birmingham Provides quality programs and services for over 2,000 infants, children - http://www.ucpbham.com
Alabama Council for Developmental Disabilities (ACDD)
The Alabama Council for Developmental Disabilities is dedicated to improving the lives of those with developmental disabilities through advocacy, capacity building and systems change. - http://www.acdd.org/
Independent Living Center of Mobile
The Independent Living Center of Mobile is a not-for-profit organization which seeks to expand opportunities for individuals with disabilities through information and referral, advocacy, peer support, and training. - http://www.ilcmobile.org/
Learning Disabilities Association of Alabama (LDA)
The Learning Disabilities Association of Alabama (LDAA) is a non-profit grassroots organization whose members are individuals with learning disabilities, their families, and the professionals who work with them. - http://ldaal.org/Graphic.aspxurl=~/pages/home
NAMI Alabama is an organization comprised of local support and advocacy groups throughout the state dedicated to improving the quality of life for persons with a mental illness in Alabama. - http://www.namialabama.org/templates/System/default.aspid=44494
Statistics: Alabama Disability
- There are an estimated 862,000 people in the state of Alabama over the age of five who have a form of disability.
- Approximately 165,000 people, or 4.0% of the state's population, experience difficulties with performing activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, or moving around inside of their homes.
- There are around 506,000 people in the state who have a form of work disability, and 160,000 people with disabilities in Alabama who are employed.
- Around 25,000 people with disabilities in the state are unemployed, while 304,000 are currently not in the workforce.