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Table 117. Number of 14- through 21-year-old students served under Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B, who exited school, by exit reason, age, and type of disability: United States and other jurisdictions, 2006-07 and 2007-08
Age and type of disability Exiting school Transferred to regular education3 Moved, known to be continuing4
Total Graduated with diploma Received a certifi-
of attendance
Reached maximum age1 Dropped out2 Died
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
2006-07                
Total 394,786 221,306 64,918 5,925 100,831 1,806 66,840 213,544
Age                
14 4,924 4 10 4,668 242 17,819 43,865
15 9,880 38 29 9,523 290 15,213 49,041
16 23,823 2,089 722 20,643 369 14,676 49,796
17 147,595 94,994 21,751 30,475 375 11,521 41,104
18 143,386 93,163 25,681 988 23,295 259 5,692 20,887
19 40,763 22,314 8,900 786 8,622 141 1,314 6,216
20 14,677 6,288 4,260 1,366 2,671 92 401 1,879
21 9,738 2,416 3,565 2,785 934 38 204 756
                 
Type of disability                
Autism 5,958 3,536 1,567 405 420 30 557 2,441
Deaf-blindness 181 136 12 11 14 8 5 58
Emotional disturbance 46,016 19,733 5,021 633 20,458 171 6,984 46,704
Hearing impairments 4,392 2,927 827 58 563 17 614 1,697
Intellectual disability 45,288 16,987 15,625 2,303 10,039 334 2,447 20,386
Multiple disabilities 8,328 3,780 1,990 708 1,591 259 316 4,752
Orthopedic impairments 3,546 2,113 738 128 476 91 532 1,120
Other health impairments5 35,970 22,637 4,551 235 8,280 267 8,817 19,822
Specific learning disabilities 232,114 140,795 32,852 1,283 56,614 570 36,183 110,023
Speech or language
    impairments
9,048 6,028 1,088 50 1,852 30 10,009 5,147
Traumatic brain injury 2,301 1,460 400 79 348 14 171 820
Visual impairments 1,644 1,174 247 32 176 15 205 574
                 
2007-08                
Total 369,118 217,905 53,260 5,674 90,766 1,513 51,786 212,337
Age                
14 3,668 3 9 3,455 201 13,089 43,089
15 7,985 28 33 7,653 271 11,768 47,994
16 20,309 1,898 629 17,483 299 11,675 49,661
17 135,696 92,651 15,870 26,883 292 9,858 41,394
18 136,818 91,325 21,036 980 23,244 233 4,025 21,806
19 40,670 23,219 8,288 517 8,543 103 960 5,981
20 14,335 6,055 4,298 1,243 2,665 74 286 1,749
21 9,637 2,726 3,097 2,934 840 40 125 663
                 
Type of disability                
Autism 7,202 4,549 1,722 401 505 25 545 2,855
Deaf-blindness 95 54 18 11 9 3 10 43
Emotional disturbance 42,502 19,400 3,973 582 18,399 148 5,201 44,158
Hearing impairments 4,213 2,936 737 65 466 9 538 1,788
Intellectual disability 41,877 15,726 14,874 1,978 9,012 287 1,788 19,648
Multiple disabilities 8,210 3,749 2,095 654 1,447 265 237 4,150
Orthopedic impairments 3,339 2,071 603 142 438 85 372 1,263
Other health impairments5 38,649 25,711 3,835 234 8,652 217 7,259 22,091
Specific learning disabilities 209,969 134,897 23,737 1,476 49,460 399 27,865 108,953
Speech or language
    impairments
9,329 6,210 1,143 32 1,908 36 7,688 6,087
Traumatic brain injury 2,259 1,466 371 65 329 28 120 810
Visual impairments 1,474 1,136 152 34 141 11 163 491
†Not applicable.
1 Students may exit special education services due to maximum age beginning at age 18 depending on state law or practice or order of any court.
2 "Dropped out" is defined as the total who were enrolled at some point in the reporting year, were not enrolled at the end of the reporting year, and did not exit through any of the other bases described. Includes students previously categorized as "moved, not known to continue."
3 "Transferred to regular education" was previously labeled "no longer receives special education."
4 "Moved, known to be continuing" is the total number of students who moved out of the administrative area or transferred to another district and are known to be continuing in an educational program.
5 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.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) database. Retrieved September 8, 2010, from https://www.ideadata.org/PartBData.asp. (This table was prepared September 2010.)
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