During October GRCC Celebrates National Disability Awareness Month

Did you know…

  • In the US: Number of people with reported disabilities is 11.9% (36,399,700 people)**
  • In Michigan: Number of people with reported disabilities is 13.5% (1,316,600 people)**
  • Just over 1 in 4 of today’s 20 year-olds will become disabled before they retire*
  • GRCC has about 600 students who have self-identified with the Disability Support Office
  • Students with disabilities are enrolled in 1730 sections of GRCC classes this Fall 2012

What are your chances of having a disability during your lifetime? How would this disability affect you financially? Take the Personal Disability Quotient to find out! whatsmypdq.org

Statistics:

*Council for Disability Awareness, http://www.disabilitycanhappen.org , 2012
**US Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 2010

Disability Awareness information provided by Disability Support Services, 616.234.4140

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