Global Journal of Special Education and Services

Perspective - Global Journal of Special Education and Services ( 2022) Volume 8, Issue 3

Statistics on special education for children in several ministries

V Marijn*
Department of Health Sciences, Theological University, Kampen, Netherlands
*Corresponding Author:
V Marijn, Department of Health Sciences, Theological University, Kampen, Netherlands, Email:

Received: 01-Nov-2022, Manuscript No. GJSES-22-85165; Editor assigned: 04-Nov-2022, Pre QC No. GJSES-22-85165 (PQ); Reviewed: 18-Nov-2022, QC No. GJSES-22-85165; Revised: 25-Nov-2022, Manuscript No. GJSES-22-85165 (R); Published: 02-Dec-2022, DOI: 10.15651/2465-7212.22.8.034


Children with disabilities live with a variety of conditions that impair their daily life, making them a vulnerable group that suffers from notable health inequalities. Current data make it impossible to determine the actual prevalence of childhood disability, although 12%–13% of children and teens in Canada are thought to be disabled. Additionally, neurodevelopmental disorders (NDD), which are chronic neurological illnesses that frequently pose significant functional and/or behavioral issues, are thought to affect 5%-9% of Canadian children. Children with disabilities sometimes struggle with mental health issues, either concurrently or as their main cause of disability. In order to enable children with disabilities to fully integrate and participate in society, health, education, and social supports are frequently offered. However, when compared to other kids, children with disabilities have lower rates of educational achievement and higher rates of service use because of their complex needs.

Despite the fact that there are educational and social support programmer for kids with impairments, families frequently claim that using those services is difficult. A child's diagnosis, which might not recognize particular functional needs impeding their participation in society, is frequently a determining factor in whether they are eligible for support services. Special education programmers are made to offer tailored lesson plans that cater to the functional requirements of kids with impairments. Unfortunately, despite acknowledged differences in outcomes for children with disabilities, little is known about the actual usage of special education and other supportive services throughout childhood due to a lack of long-term longitudinal data.

However, based on the most recent statistics, we have evidence that children in special education are more likely than children not in special education to have expensive healthcare needs, mental health problems, high school dropout, and usage of child disability services. In addition to these effects, families frequently report unfairness’s such higher costs, less hours worked, and higher rates of poverty when compared to caregivers who do not have a child with a disability. Early research suggests that special education coding in Canada is related to various outcomes. For instance, children in Alberta with more severe special education codes were more likely than children with less severe coding to use early childhood assistance for children with disabilities. According to other studies, children and adolescents in Alberta with particular disabilities are more likely than those with other special education codes to have poor academic attainment. These investigations had the drawback of only looking at short-term longitudinal results. The long-term service use patterns related to the complex requirements of children with various forms of disabilities are analyzed in this research using longitudinal cross-ministerial administrative data from British Columbia (BC), Canada. The statistics provide information on the discrepancies in service access among the broad population of children as well as on the variety of requirements they have. For children with impairments to be included and to participate, it is essential to have this understanding.

Statistics from three government agencies in British Columbia (Education, Health, and Children & Family Development).As part of the BC Government Data Innovation Program, Population Data BC performed probabilistic data linkage and anonymization. Analyses were conducted in a secure environment, allowing access to anonymized data only within that environment and requiring aggregation and vetting to access results outside. The findings reflect stakeholder participation and feedback as the BC ministries collaborated on this project to offer information on children with disabilities in order to optimize relevance to real programmer use, for the objective of this investigation, special education is based on pupils who receive public funding from BC. Opportunities are given to kids in the classroom, in addition to hospital education and homebound education programmers for those who are briefly ill or hospitalized.