United States Information Agency

USIA deals with all aspects of disability in student and scholar exchange programs. Congress has mandated a report on outreach and work with persons with disabilities.


Department of Commerce
Bureau of the Census

The Bureau of the Census does not fund disability research. However, it conducts three surveys which are a primary source of disability data: Current Population Survey (CPS), Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), the Decennial Census.

Department of Health and Human Services
National Center for Health Statistics

NCHS conducts the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) which is a source of disability data. In 1994 continuing through 1996, NCHS is sponsoring a Disability Supplement to the NHIS which will be a major source of data on all aspects of disability.

Department of Labor
Bureau of Labor Statistics

BLS funds no disability research. However, it has some limited data regarding disability through three programs: Current Population Survey (CPS), the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY), and the Occupational Safety and Health Statistics Program.

The National Academies | 500 Fifth St. N.W. | Washington, D.C. 20001
Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
Terms of Use and Privacy Statement