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Students with disabilities, inclusion of

Question:
What percentage of students with disabilities are educated in regular classrooms?

Response:
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), enacted in 1975, mandates that children and youth ages 321 with disabilities be provided a free and appropriate public school education.

In fall 2010, some 95 percent of 6- to 21-year-old students with disabilities were served in regular schools; 3 percent were served in a separate school for students with disabilities; 1 percent were placed in regular private schools by their parents; and less than 1 percent each were served in one of the following environments: in a separate residential facility, homebound or in a hospital, or in a correctional facility.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. (2013). Digest of Education Statistics, 2012 (NCES 2014-015), Chapter 2.

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: Fall 2010
Type of disability All environments Regular school, time outside general class Separate school for students with disabilities Separate residential facility Parentally placed in regular private schools1 Homebound/ hospital placement Correctional facility
Less than 40 percent 4079 percent 80 percent or more
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 #

# 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".

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, National Center for Education Statistics. (2013). The Digest of Education Statistics, 2012 (NCES 2014-015), Table 50.

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