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"People with disabilities are the largest minority group anyone can join at any time and due to accidents and old age eventually do. Disability affects the lives of everyone at some point in their life - it is time society changed to acknowledge this" - Disabled World.

One of the challenges for a person with a disability is to be seen by the public, portrayed by media, and treated by health care professionals, as individuals with abilities, not just stereotyped as a "disabled person". Enter Disabled World, we are an independent disability community established in 2004 with the primary focus of providing disability news and information by presenting accessible current affairs of interest to people with disabilities, their families, carers, and researchers, via material received from world governments, disability organizations, educational institutions, and our exclusive journal publications, reports, papers, and surveys.

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If you have just become disabled through illness or injury, you may wish to read our informative articles: Tips for the Newly Disabled and Coping with Sudden Illness or Disability.

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Disability Statistics

Disability is a subject you may not think of as something that may happen to you. However, your chances of becoming disabled are greater than you realize. Today, more people live with disabilities due to our aging societies and improved medical treatment. No one is excluded from joining the world's largest minority group at any time - including famous people, celebrities, and world leaders.

Some people are born with a disability, others become disabled due to an illness or injury, and some develop them as they age. During life, almost all of us will have some type of disability. Did you know:

For more facts see our disability statistics section.

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Thumbnail image: Microglia (in magenta) from a male mouse born to a mom on a high-fat diet, which sequesters more brain serotonin (in green) than males with a mom's eating a typical lab diet. The glia's nucleus is blue - Image Credit: Staci Bilbo Lab, Duke University.
Excess fat triggers immune cells to overeat serotonin in the brain leading to depression-like behavior.
Category: Pregnancy Information
Author: Duke University
Publish Date: 2022-11-28

Chapter 21, as written by Ginny Russell from the book Critiques of the Neurodiversity Movement.
Category: Neurodiversity - Neurodivergent
Author: Disabled World
Publish Date: 2022-11-28
Thumbnail image: The image shows volume changes in patients with ADHD. Children with ADHD tend to have lower cortical volume, especially in temporal and frontal lobes - Image Credit: RSNA and Huang Lin.
Study reveals ADHD is a neurological disorder with neuro-structural and functional manifestations in the brain, not just a purely externalized behavior syndrome.
Category: ADHD and ADD
Author: Radiological Society of North America
Publish Date: 2022-11-27 - Updated: 2022-11-28
Thumbnail image: In an overgrown garden, a small girl with her back to the camera crouches down, holding a purple leash attached to a white dog.
While empathy may come more naturally when discussing human loss, there are other types of loss that are not acknowledged or given a similar amount of attention by society.
Category: Service and Therapy Animals
Author: CABI
Publish Date: 2022-11-27
Thumbnail image: Image of a plain wall with doorway featuring wide open double doors.
Article by Kathleen M. Cleaver looks at home accessibility for seniors.
Category: Home Accessibility
Author: Kathleen M. Cleaver
Publish Date: 2022-11-27

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