Nearly 54 Million Americans cope with special needs and the rising associated expenses, according to the National Organization on Disability.
The U.S. Census Bureau says about 20% of Americans between the ages of 16 and 64 suffer some form of physical, mental or emotional impairment. Many of them are outliving their parents thanks to improved care medical technology.
Out of 72.3 million families included in the US Census Bureau Report, about 2 in every 7 reported having at least one member with a disability
The University of Washington, Rehabilitation Research Training Center states, “One in six are born with some kind of disability and stigma has quieted these voices.”