People with Disabilities

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered at on 16 July 2010.

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Question S3W-34696

To ask the Scottish Executive how many non-verbal adults there are,broken down by age.

Alex Neil MSP: The Scottish Government does not hold data on "non-verbal" adults by age, as this is not a recognised term used in current data collection. The Office for Disability Issues and the Office of National Statistics are currently considering whether a "communication difficulty" category might be included in future data collections, however this would be a wider category than non-verbal.