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Ranking the Best and Worst Cities to Live and Work with Special Needs

WalletHub recently released the "2014 Best & Worst Cities for People with Disabilities" to highlight the economic power of providing employment opportunities and livable communities for people with special needs.
October 7, 2014, 9am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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A post by Richie Bernardo details the study, beginning with an explanation of how people with special needs have different considerations when it comes to the livability of their communities: "Factors such as the accessibility of various facilities, the quality of health care and even the cleanliness of the air can take precedence." Moreover: "The availability of such elements allows them to play an important role in the community and make significant contributions to the economy."

To complete the rankings for the study, WalletHub "analyzed the 150 most populated cities across 23 key metrics, ranging from the number of physicians per capita to the rate of employed people with disabilities to park accessibility." Overland Park, Kansas came out on top, while the country's largest cities could have done better. San Antonio came in at 52, San Francisco at 55, and New York City came in ay 102.

H/T to KPCC, which shared news of WalletHub's study by focusing on Los Angeles' poor showing on the rankings (coming in a 142, just behind Chicago and just before Reno).

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Published on Monday, October 6, 2014 in WalletHub
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