According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 15 percent of children between the ages of 3 and 17 have one or more developmental disability. Most of these developmental disabilities begin before birth, but some can happen after birth because of injury, infection, or other factors. In this section of the P2P Roadmap to Success, you can find information on typical child development, risk factors that can impact development, and the role genetics plays in disabilities and development.
“It was several years before my daughter received an official diagnosis. During that time we learned that it didn’t really matter what name the doctors gave to the syndrome that she had, we just wanted her to live the best life possible. The diagnosis didn’t change our love for her.”