The economics of disability (encore)
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Roughly one in five Americans has a disability. Those numbers increase with age and vary across race and gender, but every single one of those people is carving out an economic life.
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"Economics of Disability" episode transcript
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Mind the gap: Navigating the transition from pediatric to adult health care
Getting the right health care once you outgrow your pediatrician can be tricky if you have a disability.
Special education costs add up for parents, schools as federal law remains underfunded
For the first time, schools are legally required to make special education meaningful. But they've been given no additional money to make it happen.
Understanding the language of disabilities
Here's a guide to help you navigate the acronyms and legalese.
5 things you need to know about the Americans with Disabilities Act
It's the most important civil rights law protecting people with disabilities.
Navigating the job market as an American with a disability
One look at the challenges people with disabilities face.
Got questions about disability in America? Here's your resource guide
A reading list from the informational to the literary.
When suing your school kicks off a life of advocacy
Suing your own school comes with a financial toll of its own.
What it's like to have an invisible disability at work
Three people open up about asking — or not — for accommodations on the job.
Inside the world of adaptive rowing
Seattle rowing team Seize the Oar creates community for athletes with disabilities.
Finding community at a rehabilitation hospital
Inside a stroke support group at Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation Center in Downey, California.