By The Numbers: Exploring Disability In Ohio
WYSO is featuring stories of Ohioans with disabilities this month.
Advocates say employers make unfair assumptions about a potential employee’s skills when that job candidate has a disability, especially for entry-level positions, because more than 14 percent of Ohioans live with a disability, and the jobless rate for people with disabilities is more than double that of people without disabilities.
How many people are disabled in Ohio?
Review of Existing Data: The American Community Survey (ACS) estimates that approximately 1.6 million (13.8 percent) Ohioans have disabilities in 2016.
How many seniors are in Ohio?
Ohio has a population of 4.3 million people aged 50 and up, which is higher than the population of any age in states like Oregon, Oklahoma, and Utah.
How many people over 65 have a disability?
More than a third of Americans over 65, and more than half of those over 75, have a disability, which can range from difficulties seeing and hearing to walking and thinking.
How many people in Ohio have developmental disabilities?
According to the Scripps Gerontology Center, about 1% of Ohio’s population has a severe or moderate developmental disability, with about 66,000 people having a severe disability and 48,000 having a moderate disability.
What causes other health impairments?
Other Health Impairments’ Causes-Etiology Infections, genetic factors, environmental influences, prenatal influences, perinatal influences, and postnatal influences all play a role in the etiology of specific health impairments.
How old is a senior in Ohio?
The Golden Buckeye Card is available to Ohio residents aged 60 and up, as well as those aged 18 to 59 who have a disability.
How many people in Ohio are 60 and older?
According to 2017 estimates, Ohio had 2.91 million people under the age of 20 and 2.72 million people aged 60 and up.
What is the Number 1 disability in the world?
According to a new international survey, the most common disability for people under the age of 60 is depression, followed by hearing and vision problems, and more than 1 billion people live with some form of disability.
Does ADA cover elderly?
Fortunately, over the last 25 years, ADA laws have resulted in changes that allow people of all ages and physical conditions to participate in all aspects of life.
What disabilities affect an elderly population?
Mobility was the most common disability, with about one in seven adults reporting it, followed by cognition (1 in ten), independent living (1 in 15), hearing (1 in 17), vision (1 in 21), and self-care (1 in 27).
What is considered developmental disability?
Developmental disabilities are a group of conditions characterized by impairments in physical, learning, language, or behavior that begin during childhood, affect day-to-day functioning, and typically last a person’s lifetime.
What is Dodd certification?
DODD certifies both agency and independent providers of services, and applicants must meet qualifications, pay a non-refundable fee, and submit supporting documentation with their application. An independent provider or agency is not allowed to provide any services until DODD certifies them.