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1 11 Missouri and Jobs for PwDs Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, President

2 22 Missouri  77.1% of persons without disabilities aged 18 to 64 are employed. 3  33% of PwDs aged 18 to 64 are employed. 3  26,200 persons aged 16 to 20 have a disability. 1  449,600 persons aged 21 to 64 have a disability. 1  89,600 PwDs aged 18 to 64 receive benefits. 1  In 2012, MO’s total expenditure on SSDI benefits was $3,133,992,  Voc. Rehab. received 455 blind applicants and 13,887 general applicants in MO in  Voc. Rehab. obtained 5,017 jobs for PwDs in MO in Gov. Jay Nixon (D) Disability Status Report: New York, disabilitystatistics.org 2.StateData: The National Report on Employment Services and Outcomes, Annual Disability Statistics CompendiumAnnual Disability Statistics Compendium

3 33 Missouri Data People with Disabilities (%)People without Disabilities (%) Poverty 1 US MO Smoking 1 US MO Obesity 1 US MO Employment 1 US MO Annual Disability Statistics Compendium. Pg 53, 54, 72, 73, 29Annual Disability Statistics Compendium.

4 44 MO Ages 6 to 21 Served Under IDEA All Disabilities109,091107,615 Specific Learning Disability32,33430,848 Speech or Language Impairment28,84627,696 Intellectual Disability10,0809,837 Emotional Disturbance6,3476,231 Multiple Disability1,4621,418 Hearing Impairment1,1321,142 Orthopedic Impairment Other Health Impairment19,16319,966 Visual Impairment Autism7,5618,295 Deaf Blindness2126 Traumatic Brain Injury Developmental Delay Source: Annual Disability Statistics CompendiumAnnual Disability Statistics Compendium

5 55 Prevalence of Disability Among Non-Institutionalized People Ages 16 to 20 in Missouri in ,200* 5,700* 2,000* 2,300* 17,000* 2,000* 8,100* *Total numbers reported Source: Cornell UniversityCornell University

6 66 Prevalence of Disability Among Non-Institutionalized People Ages 21 to 64 in Missouri in ,600* 66,200* 103,500* 245,100* 192,500* 79,000* 155,700* *Total numbers reported Source: Cornell UniversityCornell University

7 77 Employment of Non-Institutionalized Working-Age People (Ages 21 to 64) by Disability Status in Missouri in ,200* 21,400* 50,700* 57,000* 43,800* 12,800* 22,400* *Total numbers reported Source: Cornell UniversityCornell University

8 88 Missouri Project SEARCH Sites  Barnes Jewish St. Peters Hospital, St. Peters  Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City  State Fair Community College, Sedalia  Truman Medical Center-Lakewood, Kansas City  University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis  VA St. Louis Health Care System, St. Louis Project SEARCH: Contact Erin Riehle at

9 99 Which Employers in Your State Must Meet 503 Rules (Hire PwDs)?  Top contractors:  The Boeing Company  Honeywell International Inc.  Express Scripts Inc.  Alliant Techsystems Inc.  Finmeccanica SPA - Complete list  fed spending websitefed spending website - Complete federal lists of  Federal Procurement Data System websiteFederal Procurement Data System website https://www.fpds.gov/fpdsng_cms/index.php/en/reports/62-top-100-contractors-report3.html - How to get started: Job Accommodation Network  https://askjan.org/https://askjan.org/ US Business Leadership Network 

10 10 Jobs In Missouri  Largest employing sectors Trade, Transportation, and Utilities sector contributed 19.3% of the state’s total employment. The Government (16.9%) and Health Care and Social Assistance (12.5%) sectors were the second and third largest employing sectors, with Manufacturing rounding out the top list with over 9.5% of Missouri’s total employment.  Click for your State Development board and plan Click for your State Development board and plan https://worksmart.ded.mo.gov/departments/home.cfm?MenuID=5117

11 11 Resources  StateData: The National Report on Employment Services and Outcomes, 2013 (data from 2012)  2012 Disability Status Report United States, Cornell University, 2012:  Fedspending:  Project SEARCH:  Job Accommodation Network: https://askjan.org/https://askjan.org/  State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency: egory_cd=SVR egory_cd=SVR  RespectAbilityUSA:

12 12 Let Us Know If We Can Help! We have many resources for policy makers and employers on our website and are ready to help! RespectAbilityUSA 4340 East-West Hwy, Suite 1100 Bethesda, MD Cell: (202) 365 – 0787 Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi President


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