Childhood Disabilities Rising – New Findings require Reflection.


Childhood disability rate jumps 16 percent over past decade

Number of kids with neurodevelopmental disabilities increases, but limitations due to physical conditions decrease

WASHINGTON, DC – More children today have a disability than a decade ago, and the greatest increase is among kids in higher-income families, according to a study to be presented Sunday, May 5, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Washington, DC.

The study also found that disabilities related to physical health conditions have decreased, while disabilities due to neurodevelopmental and mental health problems have increased greatly.

“Nearly 6 million kids had a disability in 2009-2010 — almost 1 million more than in 2001-2002,” said lead author Amy J. Houtrow, MD, PhD, MPH, chief, Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation and pediatrics at University of…

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