Types of Childhood Disabilities and Other Special Needs

Here you will find practical and current information about a wide range of childhood disorders and special needs.

Each will be carefully described, the research on each disorder will be indicated, and a variety of resources will be made available. All of this has been prepared by the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities, and most of the information is available in English and Spanish.

Autistic Disorder

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD)

Briefing Paper on Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD)

Cerebral Palsy

Deafness/Hearing Loss

Down Syndrome

Emotional Disturbance


Learning Disabilities

Mental Retardation

Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)

Reading and Learning Disabilities (Briefing Paper)

Severe and/or Multiple Disabilities

Speech and Language Impairments

Spina Bifida

Traumatic Brain Injury

Visual Impairments


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