Monday, March 9, 2009

Children with Disabilities Pose Workplace Challenges for Parents

An expert says that more employers need to be aware of the prevalence and strain of being a working parent with a special needs child.

According to the Boston-based Center for Child and Adolescent Health Care Policy, an estimated 8.6 percent of U.S. workers care for a child younger than 18 with physical or mental disabilities or chronic conditions. That has tripled since 1960, the organization says.

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