FAQ on Child Disability Set of Questions

Why do we need data on child disability?

  • Understand the situation of children with disabilities: prevalence, social circumstances and geographic location, unmet needs and the quality of the support they are receiving.
  • Assess the role of environmental factors (including societal attitudes and physical barriers) in the experience of disability.
  • Advocate for the rightsof children with disabilities.
  • Prioritize interventions: inform policies and programs, facilitate the planning of services, and improve participation and quality of life of children with disabilities and their families.
  • Monitor progress on the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD) and Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).


This page was updated on: Wednesday, March 16, 2016