Disabilities in children increase, physical problems decline

August 18, 2014 2:39 PM

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Disabilities in children increase, physical problems decline

Disabilities among U.S. children have increased slightly, with a bigger rise in mental and developmental problems in those from wealthier families, a 10-year analysis found.

The increases may partly reflect more awareness and recognition that conditions, including autism, require a specific diagnosis to receive special services, the researchers said.

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