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Due to the increased physical, emotional, economic, and social challenges their parents face, children with disabilities face a higher risk for abuse than children without disabilities. Compounding the problem is the fact that children with certain types of disabilities may be unable to verbalize their abuse or may not realize that what they are experiencing is not normal. The revised American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) clinical report "Maltreatment of Children with Disabilities" urges pediatricians to be alert for signs of abuse in their patients who have disabilities.  Read the full article at: