A disability is a substantially limiting physical or mental impairment which affects basic life activities such as hearing, seeing, speaking, walking, caring for oneself, learning, or working. Types of childhood disabilities can include any of the following afflictions:
Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21)
Reading and Learning Disabilities
Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)
Severe and/or Multiple Disabilities
Speech and Language Impairments
Traumatic Brain Injury
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Tracking Childhood Disabilities in Louisiana
The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) Health Data Portal contains information on the number and percentage of public school children ages 3-21 identified as having a disability.