Disabilities Strain School Resources For Special Needs Children
The Wall Street Journal: Wave of New Disabilities Swamps School Budgets
For educators, (chronic fatigue syndrome) is merely one of an expanding group of "hidden disabilities" increasingly being diagnosed in children, conditions that are debilitating but often not visible, including fibromyalgia, multiple chemical sensitivities, Crohn's disease and migraines. ... The sharp rise in such diagnoses has strained the special-education resources of school districts, which are legally prohibited from factoring in cost when deciding how to address a student's special needs (Dockster Marcus, 9/16).