Addressing Attendance Issues Concerning Students with Disabilities
Students with emotional or learning disabilities are entitled to an education. But in Chicago, they often miss weeks of school, more than other children. Advocates for the disabled say many children with learning and emotional disabilities go undiagnosed for too long and are then given inadequate assistance. Alienated from classrooms they find humiliating and unrewarding, youth tend to tune out or lash out, leading to suspensions and other missed days.