It has been reported for many years that children with developmental delay are much more likely than other children to experience maltreatment. One study reported maltreatment for as many as 11.5% of children with delay, as opposed to only 1.5% for other children. Physical neglect was an aspect of this maltreatment in 92% of the cases. For a population that is already very vulnerable, this is a serious concern.
CECW archives material
CECW Information Sheet #9E. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto, Faculty of Social Work.