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ACS 2012. Selected Economic Characteristics for the Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population By Disability Status, 1-Yr. Estimates, Table S1811.
Astonishing stats indicate that in 2012: 22.1% of Americans with Disabilities are below 100% of poverty level, compared with 12.7% of Americans without disabilities.
1 in 4 (25%) Americans with disabilities aged 25+ still don't have a high school diploma, compared with 11.1% of Americans without disabilities.
5.1% of the "Employed Population Age 16 and Over" are Americans living with disAbilities, compared to the 94.7% of the American workforce who still live without disabilities.
It doesn't make sense that Americans with disabilities are still not "presumed disadvantaged" for purposes of gaining advantages and resources in Federal SBA employment and entrepreneurship resources.
Congress needs to take note, show leadership and moral courage, and recognize that Americans with disAbilities are ready and waiting in the wings for a chance to shine.
Give us equal opportunities in education and employment, make much-needed infrastructure investments in accessibility in all public-service facilities (including the Capital and other GSA assets), and hire more ppl with disAbilities (PwD) in leadership positions at all Federal agencies, especially DOJ, HUD, DOL, and HHS.