A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Health Resources and Services Administration looked at developmental disabilities in U.S. children for a 12-year period. Key findings are that about 1 out of 6 U.S. children have a developmental disability. This is a 17.1 percent increase form 1997 to 2008. The study points to the increasing need for health, education and social services, and more specialized health services for people with developmental disabilities.
Study Reveals Increase in the Prevalence of Developmental Disabilities in U.S. Children from 1997 - 2008
Mon, 28 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMT