Survey results show more families are raising a child with a non-physical disability
A report based on the results of a National Health Interview Survey found that more families are raising a child who has a disability, and the most-prevalent conditions are less likely to be physical disorders, such as developmental, behavioral or mental disabilities. Authors of the report say the trends found raise many questions about the incidence of disabilities, how they're defined and how children get the support they need. The Columbus Dispatch, which highlighted the report in an article, also stated that according to the Ohio Department of Education, the percentage of Ohio students with multiple disabilities — excluding those who are both deaf and blind — increased by 46 percent during the past 10 years.
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