> Disabilities

Humanity Rising Disabilities Service Challenges:

Humanity Rising Disabilities Service Challenge:

Tell us your Disabilities service story for a chance to earn a college scholarship.  Open to students across the country.  You can submit a new / updated story once every three months.  CLICK HERE to submit your Disabilities service challenge story.

Did You Know?

  • 28% of non-institutionalized people in the U.S. with a disability were living below the poverty line in 2012
  • 22% of people with a disability in the U.S. had an educational attainment less than a high school education in 2012.
  • There are 35.2 million adults with a physical functioning difficulty in the U.S.
  • Roughly 650 million people live with a disability
  • Diseases, stress and alcohol and drug abuse are some factors responsible for the rise in disabilities.
  • Disability rates are higher among groups with lower educational level

Sources: http://www.disabled-world.com/disability/statistics/ http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/disability.htm http://disabilitycompendium.org/ http://www.disabilitystatistics.org/

What You Can Do

  • Volunteer at a nonprofit organization working to better the lives of those with disabilities
  • Create Your Own Service Project