• Shortage of educators in STEM fields

  • Find better ways to retain older educators who may be aging with or into disability

  • In 1999, 7.1% (144,500) scientists / engineers employed in the educational sector (K-16) had a disability. (National Science Foundation, Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering. 2002)

  • Educators with disabilities more likely than other groups to think about leaving the profession (72% educators with disabilities vs. 54% others). (Scottish Council for Research in Education Centre)