SNS Hardship Initiative
Amid the current climate caused by COVID-19 and the recent protest around the world, Special Needs Siblings, Inc. has created the “SNS Hardship Initiative” to combat the hardships that our siblings experience. This scholarship is available to siblings and caregivers experiencing loss of employment, homelessness, lack of adequate food supply, and scarcity of overall resources.
People with disabilities and those who support them can't be left behind!
According to The National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) report Caregiving in the U.S. 2020, the number of family caregivers in the United States of 9.5 million from 2015 to 2020. Family caregivers now encompass more than one in five Americans. The study also reveals that family caregivers are in worse health compared to five years ago. As the demand for caregiving rises with an aging population, there is an opportunity for the public and private sectors to work together to develop solutions to support family caregivers and those under their care.
Special Needs Siblings, Inc. is raising funds to support those in need during this critical time. We understand that we can not do it alone. Please, join us on our mission to assist those who are committed to helping the most vulnerable members of our communities.
Awards are reviewed on an ongoing basis.
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According to Caregiving in the U.S. 2020:
Today, more than 1 in 5 Americans (21.3 percent) are caregivers, having provided care to an adult or child with special needs at some time in the past 12 months.
This totals an estimated 53.0 million adults in the United States, up from the estimated 43.5 million caregivers in 2015.
When looking at caregivers for adults only, the prevalence of caregiving has risen from 16.6 percent in 2015 to 19.2 percent in 2020—an increase of over 8 million adults providing care to a family member or friend age 18 or older, primarily driven by a significant increase in the prevalence of caring for a family member or friend who is age 50 or older
According to the CDC:
13% of children under the age of 18 in the U.S. have a developmental disorder.
61 million adults in the United States live with a disability
Percentage of adults with functional disability types:
· 13.7 percent of people with a disability have a mobility disability with serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs.
· 10.8 percent of people with a disability have a cognition disability with serious difficulty concentrating, remembering or making decisions.
· 6.8 percent of people with a disability have an independent living disability with difficulty doing errands alone.
· 5.9 percent of people with a disability are deaf or have serious difficulty hearing
· 4.6 percent of people with a disability have a vision disability with blindness or serious difficulty seeing even when wearing glasses.
· 3.6 percent of people with a disability have a self-care disability with difficulty dressing or bathing