Last week we discussed a report that suggested that services for people with disabilities may be lacking in Texas. Access to disability benefits and services is not only important for many adults here in the Dallas area, but also for a number of children and their families. According to a study that was presented at a meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies last week, disability among children has been on the rise for the past 10 years.
While the overall rate of disability among children has risen, the disability rates linked to physical conditions have actually declined in the past decade. Boosting the overall numbers of children with disabilities are mental or neurodevelopmental conditions, according to the study.