Facts and statistics, news, and information of interest for persons with disabilities residing in or visiting the State of Vermont.
Vermont Disability Resources
www.InclusiveVermont.com links to the state's official tourism website, and features an interactive Google map of adaptive recreational opportunities and accessible facilities. The new website also makes it easy to find adaptive sports such as sailing and paddling in the summer, or skiing and snowboarding in the winter. From the new wheelchair water access at North Beach Municipal Park in Burlington, to the new universal trail at Waterbury Center State Park, visitors of all abilities will be able to find ways to enjoy Vermont's breathtaking beauty.
New England DBTAC
New England ADA Center, part of the ADA National Network, is the leader in providing information, guidance, and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), tailored to meet the needs of business, government and individuals at local, regional and national levels - http://adaptiveenvironments.org/neada/site/home
It's our mission to make the world of the arts accessible to Vermonters of all abilities - http://www.vsavt.org
Autism Society of Vermont
The ASVT is a non-profit corporation serving the needs of the Vermont's Autism community - http://autism-info.org
Brain Injury Association of Vermont
The mission of the Brain Injury Association of Vermont is to create a better future for Vermonters with brain injury and their families through prevention, education, advocacy and support - http://www.biavt.org/index.php
Vermont Department of Education
Under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA, Vermont is required to identify and evaluate students who have disabilities and to offer them individualized education programs (IEP) for special education and related services - http://education.vermont.gov/new/html/pgm_sped.html
Statistics: Vermont Disability
- There are an estimated 95,000 people over the age of five who experience a form of disability in the state of Vermont.
- Approximately 14,000 people, or 2.4% of the state's population, experience difficulties with activities of daily living, to include bathing, dressing, or moving around inside of their homes.
- Around 48,000 people in Vermont have a form of work disability, while 23,000 people with disabilities in the state are employed.
- Approximately 4,000 people with disabilities in the state are unemployed, and 25,000 are currently not in the workforce.