“Special health care needs are broad and include children with “…a chronic physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional condition who also require health and related services of a type or amount beyond that required by children generally” (McPherson et al., 1998, p. 138). According to the 2005-06 CSHCN survey (HHS, 2008), 13.9% of children under 18 years of age, or approximately 10.2 million children.” (Brennan & Rosenszweig, 2008)

Brennan, E.M., & Rosenzweig, J.M. (2008, May). Parents of children with disabilities and work-life challenges: Presentation summary. Presented at the Alfred P. Sloan Work and Family Research Network Panel Meeting, Chestnut Hill, MA.