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Table 50. Percentage distribution of students 6 to 21 years old served under Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B, by educational environment and type of disability: Selected years, fall 1989 through fall 2010
Type of disability All environ-
ments
Regular school, time inside general class Separate school for students with disabilities Separate residen-
tial facility
Paren-
tally placed in regular private schools1
Home-bound/
hospital placement
Correc-
tional facility
Less than 40 percent 40-79 percent 80 percent or more
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
All students with disabilities                  
1989 100.0 24.9 37.5 31.7 4.5 1.0 0.6
1990 100.0 25.0 36.4 33.1 4.2 0.9 0.5
1994 100.0 22.4 28.5 44.8 3.0 0.7 0.6
1995 100.0 21.5 28.5 45.7 3.1 0.7 0.5
1996 100.0 21.4 28.3 46.1 3.0 0.7 0.5
1997 100.0 20.4 28.8 46.8 2.9 0.7 0.5
1998 100.0 20.0 29.9 46.0 2.9 0.7 0.5
1999 100.0 20.3 29.8 45.9 2.9 0.7 0.5
2000 100.0 19.5 29.8 46.5 3.0 0.7 0.5
2001 100.0 19.2 28.5 48.2 2.9 0.7 0.4
2002 100.0 19.0 28.7 48.2 2.9 0.7 0.5
2003 100.0 18.5 27.7 49.9 2.8 0.7 0.5
2004 100.0 17.9 26.5 51.5 3.0 0.6 0.4
2005 100.0 16.7 25.1 54.2 2.9 0.6 0.4
2006 100.0 16.4 23.8 54.8 2.9 0.4 1.0 0.4 0.4
2007 100.0 15.4 22.4 56.8 3.0 0.4 1.1 0.4 0.4
                   
2008                  
All students with disabilities 100.0 14.9 21.4 58.5 2.9 0.4 1.1 0.4 0.4
Autism 100.0 35.7 18.2 36.3 8.3 0.6 0.6 0.3 #
Deaf-blindness 100.0 28.5 16.3 31.2 15.2 6.8 0.6 1.3 0.1
Developmental delay 100.0 16.2 20.6 61.8 0.7 0.1 0.5 0.2 #
Emotional disturbance 100.0 23.1 19.3 39.3 13.0 2.0 0.2 1.0 1.9
Hearing impairments 100.0 15.7 17.1 53.7 8.2 3.9 1.2 0.2 0.1
Intellectual disability 100.0 48.2 26.9 17.3 6.1 0.4 0.2 0.5 0.3
Multiple disabilities 100.0 45.9 16.4 13.7 19.0 1.9 0.3 2.5 0.2
Orthopedic impairments 100.0 24.7 16.5 51.5 4.9 0.2 0.8 1.4 0.1
Other health impairments2 100.0 11.2 24.4 60.3 1.6 0.2 1.0 1.0 0.3
Specific learning disabilities 100.0 8.4 27.9 61.6 0.6 0.1 0.8 0.2 0.4
Speech or language impairments 100.0 4.7 5.7 86.5 0.3 # 2.8 # #
Traumatic brain injury 100.0 23.0 23.1 45.0 5.9 0.6 0.6 1.5 0.2
Visual impairments 100.0 11.8 13.7 62.2 6.5 4.0 1.2 0.6 0.1
                   
2009                  
All students with disabilities 100.0 14.6 20.7 59.4 3.0 0.4 1.2 0.4 0.4
Autism 100.0 34.8 18.3 37.4 8.0 0.6 0.7 0.3 #
Deaf-blindness 100.0 33.3 13.3 21.6 19.1 9.9 0.6 2.3 0.2
Developmental delay 100.0 16.2 20.5 61.6 0.9 0.1 0.6 0.2 #
Emotional disturbance 100.0 22.2 18.8 40.6 13.2 2.0 0.2 1.1 2.0
Hearing impairments 100.0 14.7 17.0 54.6 8.2 4.0 1.3 0.2 0.1
Intellectual disability 100.0 48.2 26.7 17.4 6.3 0.4 0.3 0.5 0.3
Multiple disabilities 100.0 45.5 16.2 13.2 19.6 1.9 0.4 2.9 0.2
Orthopedic impairments 100.0 23.6 16.3 52.2 5.1 0.2 0.9 1.7 0.1
Other health impairments2 100.0 10.8 23.8 61.4 1.6 0.2 1.1 0.9 0.3
Specific learning disabilities 100.0 8.0 26.6 63.3 0.6 0.1 0.9 0.2 0.4
Speech or language impairments 100.0 4.6 5.6 86.3 0.3 # 3.1 0.1 #
Traumatic brain injury 100.0 21.5 23.8 46.4 5.2 0.6 0.7 1.7 0.2
Visual impairments 100.0 12.0 13.5 62.6 6.2 3.6 1.4 0.7 #
                   
2010                  
All students with disabilities 100.0 14.2 20.1 60.5 3.0 0.4 1.2 0.4 0.3
Autism 100.0 34.1 18.1 38.5 7.9 0.5 0.6 0.3 #
Deaf-blindness 100.0 33.4 11.9 23.0 18.2 9.6 0.7 3.2 #
Developmental delay 100.0 16.1 19.8 62.4 0.9 0.1 0.6 0.2 #
Emotional disturbance 100.0 21.3 18.3 42.1 13.1 2.0 0.2 1.1 1.8
Hearing impairments 100.0 14.1 16.7 56.1 8.3 3.4 1.2 0.2 0.1
Intellectual disability 100.0 47.7 26.8 17.9 6.2 0.4 0.2 0.5 0.3
Multiple disabilities 100.0 45.9 15.9 13.0 19.7 1.8 0.4 3.1 0.2
Orthopedic impairments 100.0 22.9 16.2 53.3 4.9 0.2 0.8 1.7 0.1
Other health impairments2 100.0 10.6 23.0 62.4 1.6 0.2 1.0 0.9 0.3
Specific learning disabilities 100.0 7.3 25.6 65.1 0.6 0.1 0.9 0.2 0.3
Speech or language impairments 100.0 4.7 5.5 86.5 0.3 # 2.9 0.1 #
Traumatic brain injury 100.0 20.9 23.6 47.4 5.1 0.5 0.7 1.7 0.1
Visual impairments 100.0 11.8 13.4 63.7 5.5 3.7 1.3 0.6 #
—Not available.
#Rounds to zero.
1 Students who are enrolled by their parents or guardians in regular private schools and have their basic education paid through private resources, but receive special education services at public expense. These students are not included under "Regular school, time inside general class" (columns 3 through 5).
2 Other health impairments include having limited strength, vitality, or alertness due to chronic or acute health problems such as a heart condition, tuberculosis, rheumatic fever, nephritis, asthma, sickle cell anemia, hemophilia, epilepsy, lead poisoning, leukemia, or diabetes.
NOTE: Data are for the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, and the Bureau of Indian Education schools. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) database, retrieved June 11, 2012, from https://www.ideadata.org/DACAnalyticTool/Intro_2.asp. (This table was prepared June 2012.)
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