Prime Minister Scott Morrison has apologised over a remark made during the first leaders’ debate that he was “blessed” to have children who did not have disabilities.

Mr Morrison made the comment when the mother of a four-year-old boy with autism asked him about the future of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

The statement made on Wednesday night has drawn backlash from disability advocates, Labor politicians and former Australian of the Year Grace Tame.

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