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Participation and Activity Limitation Survey: Children with disabilities

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The Daily
Statistics Canada
government document
Publication Date: 
29 Jul 2003

Excerpts from summary: This release is the third in a series of data releases from the 2001 Participation and Activity Limitation Survey (PALS). The article on which it is based, titled "Children with disabilities and their families," contains findings on children with disabilities aged five to 14, including information on the impact of their condition or health problem on the family. An estimated 155,000 Canadian children between five and 14 years old, or 4% of all children of this age group, had some form of activity limitation in 2001, and many of their parents reported that they weren't getting the help they needed to deal with their child's condition, according to the PALS data released today.