Information of interest to persons with disabilities residing in, or visiting the State of Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania Disability Resources
Greater Pittsburgh Supported Employment Association (GPSEA)
A coalition of individuals, organizations and advocates all interested in the concept of supported employment - www.gpsea.org
Pennsylvania Association for the Blind
The Pennsylvania Association for the Blind, through its network of 29 member agencies, provides innovative services for people of all ages who have a wide range of vision impairments from low vision to total blindness - www.pablind.org
United Cerebral Palsy of Pennsylvania
Established in 1952, UCP of Pennsylvania was established by a group of dedicated volunteers and professionals who felt strongly about advocating and creating opportunities for persons with disabilities - www.ucp.org/ucp_local.cfm/130
Pennsylvania Society for the Advancement of the Deaf (PSAD)
To maximize the participation and productivity of its Deaf and Hard of Hearing Citizens within the larger society of Pennsylvania through education, advocacy, and services - www.psadweb.org
Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council (PADDC)
A group made up of people with disabilities, family members, advocates, and state department representatives who work to create favorable conditions for people with developmental disabilities and their families in the Commonwealth - www.paddc.org
Pennsylvania Association for Individuals with Disabilities (PAID)
The Pennsylvania Association for Individuals with Disabilities (PAID) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing the employment needs of individuals with disabilities through unique programming, education, and partnership opportunities with business and industry - www.paid-online.org
Statistics: Pennsylvania Disability
- There are an estimated 1,851,000 people in the state of Pennsylvania over the age of five who have a form of disability.
- Approximately 342,000 people with disabilities, or 3% 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 1,042,000 people in the state who have a form of work disability, and 337,000 people with disabilities in Pennsylvania who are employed.
- Around 54,000 people with disabilities in the state are unemployed, while 542,000 are currently not in the workforce.