Children with developmental disabilities (DD) had higher chronic school absenteeism than those without DDs. The odds of chronic school absenteeism ranged from 57% higher for those with intellectual disability to 189% higher for those with autism. These findings were reported in "Chronic School Absenteeism Among Children With Selected Developmental Disabilities" by Lindsey I. Black, M.P.H., and Benjamin Zablotsky, Ph.D. The researchers analyzed data from the 2014–2016 National Health Interview Survey, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). The researchers identified 26,458 children aged 5 . . .
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