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Disability News: Vermont

  • Synopsis: 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 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 -

VSA Vermont

It's our mission to make the world of the arts accessible to Vermonters of all abilities -

Autism Society of Vermont

The ASVT is a non-profit corporation serving the needs of the Vermont's Autism community -

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 -

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 -

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

  1. Statement on Passing of Senator Jim Jeffords - NCD
    National Council on Disability statement on the passing of Senator Jim Jeffords.
  2. Vermont Gov. Signs First Death-with-Dignity Law
    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.
  3. Vermont Comprehensive College Support Program for Students with Autism
    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.
  4. Vermont's Voters May Cast Votes Using the Vote-by-Phone Technology at the Polls
    Vermont polling booths will be equipped with an option for Vermonters who have difficulties filling out a paper ballot.
  5. Vermont One of Three States to Receive National Grant for Youth with Autism
    Vermont Receives National Grant for Serving Youth with Autism.

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