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1 in 6 Children Has a Developmental Disability

According to a recent study, nearly 18% of children have a developmental disability. Researchers from the Health Resources and Services Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention examined data from the National Health Interview Survey to determine the prevalence of developmental disability among children today, ages 3 to 17 years old. They found that overall, the rate of disability has increased. In 1997-99, the rate was 12.8%. In 2009-11, the rate increased to 16.2%. In 2015-17, the rate rose to 17.8%.  Read more....



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