Change Indicator

Teens with disability in Delaware

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Why This Indicator Matters

Students were asked: Have you ever been identified by a doctor or health care professional as having difficulty concentrating, remembering, making decisions, or doing things because of a physical, learning, or emotional disability?

Developmental problems affect children of all ages indiscriminately, and early intervention is key in mitigating existing developmental issues and preventing future problems from occurring. Early intervention programs are designed to improve the mental, verbal, social and emotional well-being of children who already have developmental disabilities or who are vulnerable due to biological or environmental factors. These programs enhance a child's potential while providing necessary support and assistance to their family. Early intervention has been proven to be cost-effective, to improve the functioning of affected families and to increase developmental and educational gains for the child.
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Definition and Source



Data Source

Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Center for Drug and Health Studies, University of Delaware


Participants can answer in the affirmative in more than one category.

Last Updated

January 2023