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States rely on federal funding for programs that can aid the disabled. Advocates say changes proposed by the U.S. Census Bureau could undercount the number of people with disabilities and decrease the funding each state receives. Here Prosthetist Erik Lindholm adjusts a prosthetic leg for 75-year-old Karl Sowa on Nov. 10, 2021 in Hines, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Census Bureau’s proposed changes threaten to undercount people with disabilities, advocates say

BY: - December 18, 2023

The Census Bureau has proposed a major change to disability questions on its annual American Community Survey that advocates say will reduce the number of people who are counted as disabled by 40%, including millions of women and girls. The change in available data could affect federal funding allocations and the decisions government agencies make […]