National Disability Institute (NDI) announced today the launch of its grassroots campaign, DISABLE POVERTY, which aims to increase awareness about the nearly one in three Americans with disabilities that live in poverty and remain outside the economic mainstream.
The two overarching goals of the campaign, to be achieved in the next 10 years, are to:
- DECREASE the number of working-age adults with disabilities living in poverty by 50 percent, and
- INCREASE the use of mainstream banking products and services among Americans with disabilities by 50 percent.
"As we celebrate the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act today, I can think of no better time to bring awareness to the plight of seven million individuals with disabilities in this country who live in poverty, and the millions more who teeter just above the poverty line and are one unexpected expense away from plunging below it," Michael Morris, National Disability Institute Executive Director, said. "As a nation, it is time to elevate and amplify the conversation around this issue and work towards shared prosperity for all Americans.”
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NDI REPORT FINDS ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES CONTINUE TO BE ECONOMICALLY SHORTCHANGED DESPITE ADA'S GUARANTEE
As the U.S. celebrates the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act on July 26, a first-of-its-kind report shows people with disabilities are less financially stable than people without disabilities
(Washington, D.C. - July 22, 2014) - A new report released today from National Disability Institute (NDI) shows 24 years after the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law and guaranteed all individuals with disabilities the opportunity to achieve "economic self-sufficiency,"people with disabilities are less financially stable than people without disabilities.
Based on data collected from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation's 2012 National Financial Capability Study released last year, this groundbreaking report highlights for the first time a nationwide snapshot of the financial capability and financial wellness of adults with disabilities.
National Disability Institute's report, Financial Capability of Adults with Disabilities - Findings from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation 2012 National Financial Capability Study,analyzed data from 1,363 of the more than 25,000 respondents to the National Financial Capability Study (NFCS) self-identifying as "permanently sick, disabled or unable to work." While the report analyzes one segment of people with disabilities, the results provide an important lens on the financial capability of many Americans with disabilities. According to U.S. Census data, nearly one in three people with disabilities in the United States live in poverty, a figure nearly double the national poverty rate.
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Wednesday, December 5, 2012
4:00 - 5:00 PM EST
Join National Disability Institute (NDI) on Dec. 5 for a national webinar about the new direction of NDI's Real Economic Impact Tour and an exciting announcement as we kick off the next generation of our tax and financial stability work designed to help the nearly 1 in 3 Americans with disabilities living in poverty take steps toward economic self-sufficiency. Since 2005, NDI's Real Economic Impact Tour in partnership with its network of more than 900 public and private organizations in 100 cities across the country has helped more than 1.5 million people with disabilities access more than $1.4billion in tax refunds. ...continue reading "WEBINAR: NDI’s Real Economic Impact Tour: The Next Generation"