Screenshot of the publication entitled "Early Childhood Development and Disability: A discussion paper". Above the title is a picture that shows many children clustered together, smiling up at the camera. In the middle, one boy uses a wheelchair.

Mainstream programs for child development often leave behind children with disabilities. This publication is for professionals at United Nations agencies and other stakeholders who want children with disabilities to participate in programs for child development. The publication is by the World Health Organization and UNICEF. It summarizes some of the issues related to child development and disability. It also explains long-term strategies that improve participation and outcomes for children with disabilities in child development programs. The publication includes deaf and hard of hearing children, but only mentions them briefly.

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