disability-issues

COMMENTARY

Living with a disability is very expensive – even with government assistance | Opinion

BY: - March 29, 2021

Adults with disabilities require, on average, 28% more income to achieve an identical standard of living as a household of the same size and income where no one has disabilities

COMMENTARY

House Dems’ bill would create new Dept. of Accessibility & Inclusion | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - February 11, 2021

Nearly 1 in 4 Pennsylvanians have a disability. The state needs to better serve their needs, two Western Pa. lawmakers argue.

Polk-home

As debate rages, Wolf says he will veto attempts to stop Polk and White Haven shutdown

BY: - December 17, 2019

Gov. Tom Wolf has promised to veto a bill that would overturn his administration’s decision to shutter two state facilities that care for the intellectually disabled. Wolf first made the promise in a private Nov. 19 letter to the Philadelphia chapter of ADAPT, a disability rights group, and it was reiterated by a spokesperson Tuesday. […]

The number of disabled people who live at state-run centers has dwindled. That doesn’t mean closing them isn’t controversial

BY: - October 15, 2019

Why is closing state centers for the disabled controversial? Funding is tight, change is scary, and many are not happy with the process.

Trump budget would take millions away from disabled Americans, former Pa. Gov. Tom Ridge writes.

BY: - April 17, 2019

In a New York Times op-Ed, the former Pennsylvania governor called on the Trump administration to restore all the funding it’s proposed to cut for disability programs.  

Older, female, and non-white: A snapshot of Pennsylvanians with disabilities | The Numbers Racket

BY: - March 18, 2019

The data reveal some sharp inequities in education and income — with Pennsylvanians with disabilities tending to earn less and at a lower level of educational accomplishment.