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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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Autistics Not Indifferent Nor Hypo-sensitive to Pain thumbnail image.
The study questions the perception that people with autism experience less pain and instead suggests that they may have enhanced pain sensitivity.
Category: Pain: Acute and Chronic
Author: Wolters Kluwer Health
Publish Date: 2022-11-30

Senator Markey sends letter to DOE and DOJ stressing need for stronger policies to avoid limiting students access to higher education based on disability through the use of involuntary medical leaves of absence.
Category: Disability News in the Americas
Author: Senator Edward J. Markey
Publish Date: 2022-11-30
U.S. Deaths from Firearms Reach Unprecedented Levels thumbnail image.
Study analysis shows the sheer magnitude of firearm fatalities in the U.S. over the past 32 years and the growing disparities by race and ethnicity, age, and geographic location.
Category: Disability News in the Americas
Author: Emory Health Sciences
Publish Date: 2022-11-30
The Strawman Argument: Information and Examples thumbnail image.
Description and examples of strawman fallacy, a fallacious argument that distorts an opposing stance to make it easier to attack.
Category: Tsara's Column
Author: Tsara Shelton
Publish Date: 2022-11-29

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