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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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.

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Other Health Impairment |

Rare Disorders

Speech and Language Impairments

Spina Bifida

Traumatic Brain Injury

Visual Impairment | Including blindness.


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NOTICE: The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) is no longer in operation. Our funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) ended on September 30, 2013. Our website and all its free resources will remain available until September 30, 2014.