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Research Brief: The Family with a Handicapped Child

National Children's Bureau Information Service

The financial cost to a family with a handicapped child, whether living at home or away, is often very considerable. The Living with Handicap report of 1970 found the need for financial help "pressing", and Woodburn's study found that the 78 families with spina bifida children had 179 areas of extra expense. Special diets and equipment for children at home make inroads into the family budget.

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