Childhood Disabilities

 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)

Cerebral Palsy

Deafness/Hearing Loss

Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21)

Emotional Disturbance


Intellectual Disability

Reading and Learning Disabilities

Developmental Disability

Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)

Severe and/or Multiple Disabilities

Speech and Language Impairments

Spina Bifida

Traumatic Brain Injury

Visual Impairments


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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.


Data Sources



Additional Info

For more information, please visit the Health Data Portal or email us at

KIDS COUNT Data Center

CDC Developmental Disabilities