Specific Disabilities

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NICHCY offers brief, but detailed fact sheets on specific disabilities. Each fact sheet defines the disability, describes its characteristics, offers tips for parents and teachers, and connects you with related information and organizations with special expertise in that disability.

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Because NICHCY’s website will only remain online until September 30, 2014, most of its rich content has moved to a new home, the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR), where it can be kept up to date. The new address of this Specific Disabilities page at the CPIR is:


Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD)

Autism Spectrum Disorders | Includes autism, Asperger Syndrome, Rett Syndrome, PDDNOS, and childhood disintegrative disorder.

Blindness/ Visual Impairment

Cerebral Palsy


Deafness and Hearing Loss

Developmental Delay

Down Syndrome

Emotional Disturbance


Intellectual Disability

Learning Disabilities | Includes dyslexia, dyscalcula, and dysgraphia.

Multiple Disabilities An accenting red star, to show a new resource on NICHCY's websitenew!

Other Health Impairment |

Rare Disorders

Speech and Language Impairments

Spina Bifida

Traumatic Brain Injury

Visual Impairment | Including blindness.


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NOTICE: NICHCY is going away, but its resources are not. Find hundreds of legacy NICHCY publications, as well as our training curriculum on IDEA 2004, in the Center for Parent Information and Resources' Library at http://www.parentcenterhub.org/resources. This website will remain available until September 30, 2014. After that date, web visitors will be automatically redirected to http://www.parentcenterhub.org.