Disability News: Vermont


Disability news stories and popular health topics from Vermont USA including medical press releases and events in the state of Vermont.

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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

VSA Vermont

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.

Latest Vermont Publications

National Council on Disability statement on the passing of Senator Jim Jeffords.

New Vermont law will let dying and mentally competent people determine when they have endured enough suffering and empowers them to end their lives with dignity.

Mansfield Hall mission is to empower students with disabilities to successfully earn a college degree, develop authentic living skills, and transition to a productive career and independent lifestyle.

Vermont polling booths will be equipped with an option for Vermonters who have difficulties filling out a paper ballot.

Vermont Receives National Grant for Serving Youth with Autism.

Vermonters were at the White House to witness President Obama publicizing the long-awaited and updated ADA Standards for Accessible Design.

Vermont Selects JEN Associates to Provide Medicare-Medicaid Analytical Services.

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