36.9% = the employment rate of working age persons with disabilities in the U.S., compared with 79.7 % for those without a disability.
40% = the school dropout rate for youth with disabilities; more than twice the average of general education students.
73% = the percentage of youth with behavioral/ emotional disabilities who drop out of school and are incarcerated.
- 2000 National Organization on Disabilities/Harris Survey of Americans with Disabilities
- Disability Status Report, Cornell University 2007
- Office for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
- Cohen, 2007
- Students with Disabilities in Correctional Facilities