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DLA awards for children diagnosed with ASD, Developmental Co-ordination Disorder and SPD, differentiated by sex

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Please could you advise the following:

1) How many children with the diagnoses ASD, DCD (dyspraxia) and SPD were awarded DLA (lower, middle and higher rate) in the last 3 years?

2) What percentage of children diagnosed with ASD have received DLA in the last 3 years; with boys and girls differentiated in the figure?

Yours faithfully,

Zoë Galley

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