Estimates suggest that there are between 180 and 220 million youth with disabilities worldwide. Nearly 80% of them live in developing countries. 
Youth with disabilities are still amongst the most marginalised and poorest of the world’s youth. 
They are routinely excluded from most educational, economic, social and cultural opportunities.
 Groce, N.E. (2003). HIV/AIDS and people with disability. The Lancet, 361(9367), 1401-1402