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Aug 18, 2014 6:46 AM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News

Childhood disability rates up

New research finds childhood disability rates have climbed 16 percent over the past decade.

Data shows there's been a drop in children with physical disabilities, but there was a large increase in those with neuro-developmental or mental health problems.

The largest increases were among higher income families, which researchers say can mostly be attributed to the rise in autism and increased awareness of these conditions.

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