All the latest disability news and information for the State of Arkansas, including facts and statistics of interest for persons with disabilities residing in, or visiting the State of Arkansas.
Arkansas Disability Resources
Arkansas Division of Services for the BlindThe Arkansas Division of Services for the Blind is dedicated to the independence of Arkansans who are blind or visually impaired and is committed to the principle that these individuals have the right to make informed choices regarding where they live, where they work, how they participate in the community, and how they interact with others. - http://www.state.ar.us/dhs/dsb/NEWDSB/index.htm
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Arkansas
Our volunteers are dedicated to beating CF - whether it is for personal involvement or because they feel they have a civic duty to be involved in the community - http://www.cff.org/Chapters/arkansas/
Mental Health Council of Arkansas
The Mental Health Council of Arkansas is a non-profit organization governed by a board of directors representing each of the 15 participating community mental health centers and their affiliates - http://www.mhca.org/
Mays Mission for the Handicapped
For over 35 years Mays Mission for the Handicapped has been providing opportunities to people with disabilities in areas of employment opportunities, scholarships, camperships, emergency monetary assistance and goodwill - http://www.maysmission.org
National Multiple Sclerosis Society Arkansas
Founded in 1959, the Office provides services and programs to 2800 people with MS and their families within the Office's 74 county territory. - http://www.nationalmssociety.org/chapters/ARR/index.aspx
Arkansas Department of Rehabilitation Services
A division of the Department of Career Education, Arkansas Rehabilitation Services (ARS) has been charged with providing opportunities for Arkansans with disabilities to lead productive and independent lives. - http://www.arsinfo.org
Statistics: Arkansas Disability
- There are an estimated 546,000 people in the state of Arkansas over the age of five who have a form of disability.
- Approximately 105,000, or 4.2% 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 328,000 people in the state who have a form of work disability, and 105,000 people with disabilities in Arkansas who are employed.
- Around 13,000 people with disabilities in the state are unemployed, while 189,000 are currently not in the workforce.