Disability Based On Children With Disabilities Essay

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People with disabilities in Indiana, using data from the 2008 American Community Survey (ACS), indicate the prevalence of disability in IN was: 12.7% for persons of all ages, 0.8% for persons ages 4 and under, 5.7% for persons ages 5 to 15, 6.5% for persons ages 16 to 20, 11.6% for persons ages 21 to 64, 27.3% for persons ages 65 to 74, 49.7% for persons ages 75 and greater (Disability Status Report, 2008). Disability based on gender, in 2008, shows 13.0% are females and 12.4 % are males of all ages (Disability Status Report, 2008). In Indiana, the 2008 Hispanic/Latino disability rate of all ages was 6.7% (Disability Status Report, 2008). Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) defines a child with a disability as children who have vision (blindness or serious difficulty even with corrected vision), hearing (deafness or serious difficulty hearing), cognitive (serious difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions), ambulatory (serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs), self-care (difficulty bathing or dressing), or independent living difficulty (difficulty going outside of the home to shop or go to the doctor’s), (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010). In 1975, Congress enacted the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, which required all public schools that accept federal funds to provide equal access to education for children with physical and mental disabilities (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010). In 1990, the name changed to Individuals with Disabilities…

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