CDC: "Developmental disabilities on the rise"

Nov 29, 2017, Disability Scoop: CDC Says Developmental Disabilities Are On The Rise An increasing number of American children have developmental disabilities, the federal government says, even as autism and intellectual disability rates remain largely steady. Between 2014 and 2016, the prevalence of developmental disabilities among kids ages 3 to 17 increased from 5.76 percent to 6.99 percent, according to figures released Wednesday from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The rise stems from an uptick in children diagnosed with a developmental delay other than autism or intellectual disability, the federal agency said. … Across all conditions, the CDC found that prevalence was “significantly higher” among boys than girls.