Statistics and Sources

20% of the disability population are severely impacted by a disability
1 in 5 Canadians have a disability totaling 20% of the population

58% of the disability population require 24/7 care
Lack of housing a rising issue for aging parents and caregivers (i) (ii)

1 in 44 children are diagnosed with autism
31% of children diagnosed with autism have intellectual disability (IQ lower than 70)
1 in 5 children diagnosed with autism are severely impacted by disabilities
Low income and marginalized families are less likely to access early intervention

Additional Resources

Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD)

Family Support for Children with Disabilities Audit Article

2007 Report on Calgary Housing Needs

Autism Awareness Centre