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Most Common Developmental Disability Diagnoses

Most Common Developmental Disability Diagnoses

Published: Mar. 13, 2023Updated: Apr. 26, 2024

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When your child has received a new diagnosis of a developmental disability or delay, it can be helpful to gather all the information you can about their diagnosis and the supports that are available to your family. To get you started, we’ve compiled a list of two dozen of the most common childhood disability diagnoses in the United States and organizations where you can learn more and find community support.

Angelman syndrome

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

Autism spectrum disorder

Central auditory processing disorder

Cerebral palsy

CHARGE syndrome

Childhood apraxia of speech

Down syndrome




Expressive language disorder

Fragile X syndrome

Hearing loss

Landau-Kleener syndrome


Prader-Willi syndrome

Rett syndrome

Sensory processing disorder

Spina bifida

Tourette syndrome

Vision impairment

Williams syndrome

For many diagnoses, including those not mentioned above, a great resource is the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). For a support group inclusive of all diagnoses, check out Team Undivided for Parents, our private parents-only Facebook group.

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Tom ChildUndivided Writer

Reviewed by Brittany Olsen, Undivided Editor

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