Supporting Homeless Children and Youth with Disabilities: Legislative Provisions …

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Supporting Homeless Children and Youth with Disabilities: Legislative Provisions in theMcKinney-Vento Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

Children and youth who are homeless face additional educational challenges when they have disabilities. Studies indicate that children who are homeless are twice as likely to have learning disabilities and three times as likely to have an emotional disturbance as children who are not homeless (Better Homes Fund, 1999).