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Raising kids with a disability

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According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, it is estimated that 1 in 12 Australian children have some kind of disability. Around half of this amount – that is 1 in 24, have a profound disability that effects their ability to engage in day-to-day activities. Almost all children of school age with a disability are attending school (97 per cent) and of that number 89 per cent attend mainstream schools with the rest attending special schools.    Such statistics and the educational policy of integration highlight how important understanding of the issues around childhood disabilities is for not only the parents and teachers of children with special needs, but for the community as a whole.   What is a Disability?   Disability or special needs is an umbrella term that is used to refer to a whole range of conditions. These conditions...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)

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