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Bridging the Gap: Addressing Inequality in the Well-Being of Disabled and Non-Disabled Children in the United States

Mengxi Chen


The inequality in the well-being of the disabled and non-disabled children in the U.S. is an issue that demonstrates itself in education, health care and social support and protection. It is rooted in social prejudice and discrimination, economic disparity, and limited social service support. The existing measures, such as inclusive education, aff ordable public health programs, etc. have shown promise in narrowing the gap, but sustained eff orts are crucial from both the government and individuals to enforce legislation, allocate suffi cient funds and advocate for the rights and well-being of disabled children.


Inequality;Disabled children; Non-disabled children; Well-being; ADA; IDEA

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/ahe.v7i35.12512