Disability News: Utah


Disability news stories and articles from Utah includes medical press releases and coming events in Utah.

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Utah Disability Resources

Utah Services for People with Disabilities

Promote opportunities and provide support for persons with disabilities to lead self-determined lives - http://www.hsdspd.state.ut.us

Rocky Mountain DBTAC

The DBTAC Rocky Mountain ADA Center provides information on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to Colorado, Utah, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota and South Dakota - http://www.ada-infonet.org

Utah Assistive Technology Program

The Utah Assistive Technology Program (UATP) gets assistive technology (AT) into the hands of people who need it - http://www.uatpat.org

Utah Parent Center

The mission of the Utah Parent Center (UPC or Center) is to help parents help their children with disabilities to live included, productive lives as members of the community - http://www.utahparentcenter.org

Utah Association for the Deaf

The Utah Association for the Deaf, established in 1909, is one of the oldest state associations in the United States - http://www.uad.org

Utah Disability Statistics:

  • There are an estimated 275,000 people over the age of five who experience a form of disability in Utah.
  • Approximately 39,000 people, or 1.8% of the state's population, experience difficulties with activities of daily living, to include bathing, dressing, or moving around inside of their homes.
  • Around 126,000 people in Utah have a form of work disability, while 82,000 people with disabilities in the state are employed.
  • Approximately 11,000 people with disabilities in the state are unemployed, and 62,000 are currently not in the workforce.

Latest Utah Publications

A team of six states, led by Utah, has been selected to share a $32.5 million grant aimed at preparing students with disabilities for college and careers.

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