The Council for Disability Awareness is essentially a group of long-term care insurance companies, but their Web site does contain some helpful information about disability in general, and some disturbing statistics about the likelihood of becoming disabled. Here is the mission statement from the site:
The CDA is a non-profit organization committed to informing and educating the American public about the widespread and growing frequency of disability, and the financial impact it can have.
Since it began in 2005, the Council for Disability Awareness has engaged in communications, research and education about disability. A large part of our mission is providing helpful resources and information to wage earners, their families, the media, employers and anyone concerned about disability and the devastating impact it can have on the finances and lifestyle of American families.
Our mission is:
- To expand public awareness of the growing likelihood of disability occurring among the working population;
- To increase public knowledge about the financial hardship that disability can have on wage earners and their families;
- To demonstrate the value of planning responsibly in the event disability prevents one from earning a living.