10% of students with a learning disability are enrolled in a four-year college within two years of leaving school, compared with 28% of the general population.1
Among working-age adults with a learning disability versus those without: 55% vs. 76% are employed; 6% vs. 3% of adults are unemployed; and 39% vs. 21% are not in the labor force partly because of lack of education.2
1 Wagner, M., Newman, L., Cameto, R., Garza, N., & Levine, P. (2005). After high school: A first look at the postschool experiences of youth with disabilities. A report from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (NLTS2). Menlo Park, CA: SRI International. Available at www.nlts2.org
2 H. Stephen Kaye, Unpublished tabulations of 2005 data from the U.S. Survey of Income and Program Participation in C. Cortiella, The State of Learning Disabilities 2010. National Center for Learning Disabilities, New York, NY.
Upcoming Relay & Bark for Life Events - 2014
Each year, more than 4 million people in over 20 countries raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer through the Relay for Life movement.
During a Relay event, participants and survivors celebrate what they've overcome. We remember people lost to the disease, and honor people who have fought or are fighting cancer. The event inspires Relay participants to take action against a disease that has taken too much.
June 07 • Bark For Life of Hilo - Liliuokalani Park (Hilo)
July 12, 2014 • Relay For Life of Kona - Old Airport Park (Kailua-Kona)
July 19 • Relay For Life of Hilo - Francis Wong Stadium (Hilo)
August 8 • Relay For Life of Kohala - Kamehameha Park (Kapaau)
October 25 • Relay For Life of Waimea - Waimea Community Center Park (Kamuela)
June 7 • Bark For Life of Kauai - Kilohana Plantation (Lihue)
August 15 • Relay For Life of North Shore - The Field at Kauai Christian Academy
June 28 • Relay For Life of Central Maui - War Memorial Stadium (Wailuku)
July 19 • Relay For Life of West Maui - Lahaina Aquatic Park (Lahaina)
August 08 • Relay For Life of Molokai – Kaunakakai Ballpark (Wailuku)
July 12 • Relay For Life of Windward Oahu - Kailua High School (Kailua)
July 19 • Relay For Life of Magic Island - Magic Island (Honolulu)
August 23 • Relay For Life of The Kamehameha 'Ohana - Kamehameha Schools Kapalama Campus (Honolulu)
The Disability Emphasis Program goals are to:
The USDA TARGET Center's mission is to– Ensure that all USDA employees have safe and equal access to electronic and information technology by assessing, educating, and advocating for the integration of assistive technology and worksite accommodations.
USDA is an equal opportunity employer and provider.