Disability News: Arkansas


News articles and updates concerning disability information and health related news from Arkansas USA.

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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.

Latest Arkansas Publications

Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas at Little Rock charged Starbucks failed to hire Chuck Hannay because of his multiple sclerosis.

Justice Department announced lawsuit alleging state of Arkansas is systemically violating the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Social Security first Extended Service Team (EST) is now open for business in Little Rock Arkansas.

Access to trauma centers and current issues and trends in trauma and emergency care.

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