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Why the Lack of Services for Kids With Disabilities Is a Silent Crisis

I’m tired. Tired of fighting, tired of artificial obstacles and tired of jumping up and down, trying to raise awareness for a group of individuals who are invisible.

Despite the fact this group represents 18.5% of children under 18 in the United States and roughly 17.5% in Canada, the services, programs and funding they need to succeed continue to decline.

Who is this group that, while representing almost 1/5 of children, remains invisible? Kids with disabilities. As a mother of a child with disabilities and an advocate, I spend a significant amount of time advocating for kids whose voices are rarely heard and repeatedly forgotten.

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