Multiple Disabilities: Definition & Prevalence


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What law defines what a disability is?

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1. 'Multiple Disabilities' is a sub-classification of disability based on what law?

2. What is a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities?

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You'll get to assess your knowledge of multiple disabilities and laws that regulate this sub-classification thanks to the quiz and worksheet. You can do well on the quiz if you know about statistics regarding multiple disabilities and what this term refers to.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Explore these materials to see how much you know about:

  • Likely reasons for the increased prevalence of students with multiple disabilities since the 1970s
  • Percentage of disabled persons who have multiple disabilities
  • A law that defines what a disability is
  • The law that multiple disabilities is based on
  • The term for a physical or mental impairment that limits one or more major life activities

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  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the law that multiple disabilities is based on
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on multiple disabilities
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about why the prevalence of students with multiple disabilities has gone up since the 1970s and interpret it correctly

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  • What ADA deals with
  • The meaning of multiple disabilities
  • Common combinations of disabilities
  • Accommodations for students with multiple disabilities