Disability Info

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” ― Albert Einstein

1 in 25 children

1 in 500 children

1 in 10 children

Auditory Processing Disorders
2-3% of children, commonly found with other disorders, more prevalent in males

1 in 54 boys
1 in 250 girls

Bipolar Disorder
1 in 100 children

1 in 10,000 children

Celiac Disease
1 in 100 children

Cerebral Palsy
1 in 300 children

Cleft Lip/Palate
1 in 100,000 children

Cystic Fibrosis
1 in 3,700 children

2.5% of children in United States
More common in boys under 10 and girls over 16

1 in 400 children

Down Syndrome
1 in 800 children

5-10% of children
Clues to Dyslexia from 2nd grade on

1% of children

1 in 4,000 children

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
1 in 100 children

Food Allergy
4% of children

General Learning Disabilities
5% of children

Hearing Impairment
1 in 300 children

Language Impairment
7% of children
Helping Children with Communication Disorders in School

200,000 total cases in the United States from childhood to adult
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
1 in 200 children

Reactive Attachment Disorder
40% of children with history of maltreatment in foster care

Selective Mutism
1 in 1,000 children

Sensory Processing Disorder
1 in 20 school aged children

3 in 100 people

Speech Impairment
10% of children

Treacher Collins Syndrome
1 in 50,000 people

Thyroid Disease
1% of children

Tourette Syndrome
15 per 1,000 children

Vision Impairment
1 in 20 have a vision impairment significant enough to affect their ability to learn
1% have vision that can not be corrected in one or both eyes

*The prevalence numbers were taken from a wide variety or reputable sources such as the World Health Organization, National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control, published research papers and disease or disability specific organizations.