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International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Cause
You can accomplish anything you put your mind to!

When: December 3rd

Where: United States

Traditional Celebration Ideas

Take a moment to think about any friend or family member you know with a disability and reach out to them and see if there is something you might be able to do for them that they find a difficult task.  Find out if there are any sporting events or businesses that work with people with disabilities and show up or support them.

Numbers

Approximately 61 million adults in the United States have a disability.
 

Description

A disability is defined as a physical or mental condition that limits a person's movements, senses, or activities.  We often hear of people strong minds and hearts that allow them to push through such limitations and accomplish feats that they have been told by doctors would be difficult or impossible.  In 1992 the United Nations pushed forward the observance of the day to recognize and appreciate all people around the world that might be affected by some form of disability.  This day of remembering people with disabilities can go along way to promote social and economic awareness of these people.  Over the years many organizations such as the Special Olympics have played an important part in providing a platform for people to showcase their athleticism and help improve their confidence as well as show the world how capable and awe inspiring those with certain limitations can be. 

Interesting Facts

  1. The Lucky Ones Coffee shop in Park City, Utah employs and empowers individuals with disabilities!
  2. Worldwide there are over 1 Billion people that have a form of disability.
  3. Poorer countries have a higher percentage of people with disabilities.
  4. Over half of the people with a disability condition can't afford the proper health care to help their situation.
  5. Children with a disability or more likely than non-disabled children to attend school regularly. 
     

Information

Observed:
  • December 3rd
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