Information regarding the State of Arizona, including facts and statistics, health and disability news, and information of interest for persons with disabilities residing in, or visiting the State of Arizona.
Arizona Disability Resources
Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
(ACBVI) has been providing services for individuals since 1947. ACBVI is committed to enhancing the quality of life for people who are blind or otherwise visually impaired - www.acbvi.org
Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
ACDHH was established in 1977 to improve the quality of life for Deaf and Hard of Hearing residents. ACDHH serves as a statewide information referral center for issues related to people with hearing loss - www.acdhh.org
Arizona Governor's Developmental Disabilities Planning Council
The Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council advocates for Arizona residents with developmental disabilities along with their families, providing original research and support to projects that accomplish our three current goals: increasing employment opportunities, encouraging individuals to advocate for themselves and promoting full inclusion across all aspects of community life - addpc.az.gov
Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services
The mission of Exceptional Student Services is to promote the development and implementation of quality education for students with disabilities - www.ade.state.az.us/ess/
Arizona Bridge to Independent Living
Arizona Bridge to Independent Living (ABIL) is Arizona's largest center for Independent Living. ABIL offers and promotes programs designed to empower people with disabilities to take personal responsibility so they may achieve or continue independent lifestyles within the community - www.abil.org/
The Strategic Alternative Learning Techniques (SALT) Center
SALT The Strategic Alternative Learning Techniques (SALT) Center was founded during the 1980-1981 academic year, as a program within the Student Resource Center. At the time, SALT provided academic services and accommodations to three students with learning disabilities (LD) - www.salt.arizona.edu
Arizona Spinal Cord Injury Association
The Arizona Spinal Cord Injury Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals with spinal cord injuries. They also offer support and education to family members, professionals, and community members www.azspinal.org/index.aspx
Quick Facts: Arizona Disability
- There are an estimated 775,000 people with disabilities in the state of Arizona, or 14.5% of the population over the age of five.
- Approximately 131,000 people, or 2.4% of the state's population, experience difficulties with activities of daily living to include bathing, dressing, or moving around inside their homes.
- Around 416,000 people in Arizona have a form of work-related disability, while 159,000 or so people with disabilities are employed.
- Approximately 25,000 people with disabilities are unemployed, and 228, 000 are currently not in the workforce.