Oct 01, 2013

October is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month

1 in 10: Proportion of Canadians who have some kind of learning disability (source)

16.6%: Percentage of Canadians with learning disabilities who are under age 15 (source)

43%: Percentage of Canadian children with learning disabilities, age six to 15, reported by parents or guardians to be in excellent health (source)

57%: Percentage of Canadian children without learning disabilities, age six to 15, reported by parents or guardians to be in excellent health (source)

$2 million: Estimated cost of learning disabilities in Canada, per affected person, from birth to retirement, according to a 2002 report (source)

61.4%: Percentage of the costs of learning disabilities borne by affected individuals and their families in Canada (source)

30%: Approximate percentage of Canadian parents of six- to 14-year-olds with learning disabilities who report not having necessary aids, specialized equipment or services (source)

28.3%: Percentage of Canadian young adults (age 22-29) with learning disabilities who have not completed high school (source)

13.9%: Percentage of Canadians with learning disabilities who are age 65 or older (source)

24.4%: Estimated percentage of Canadians with learning disabilities who will be 65 or older in 2031(source)

15%: Approximate percentage of Ontario parents of learning-disabled children who report diagnoses of emotional, psychological or nervous difficulties in their children (source)

12: Number of years before the resolution by the Supreme Court of Canada of a landmark human rights complaint over equal access to education of the learning disabled (source)

25: Approximate number of years younger in age at death of people with learning disabilities versus those who do not have learning disabilities, in England (source)

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