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Table 131. 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: 2008-09 and 2009-10
Year, age and type of disability Exiting school Transferred to regular education3 Moved, known to be continuing4
Total Graduated with diploma Received a certifi-cate of attendance Reached
maximum age1
Dropped out2 Died
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
2008-095                
Total 407,441 246,990 61,486 6,107 91,198 1,660 66,211 218,964
Age                
14 3,658 40 17 3,366 235 16,937 42,164
15 7,784 88 36 7,394 266 14,867 48,895
16 22,057 3,062 932 17,747 316 14,188 50,699
17 151,382 105,331 18,505 27,202 344 12,446 43,532
18 152,942 104,261 24,337 882 23,230 232 5,815 23,990
19 42,767 24,113 9,282 498 8,738 136 1,336 6,809
20 15,626 6,643 4,714 1,427 2,754 88 452 2,112
21 11,225 3,452 3,663 3,300 767 43 170 763
                 
Type of disability                
Autism 9,892 6,374 2,390 488 609 31 1,017 3,570
Deaf-blindness 77 49 8 10 7 3 4 27
Emotional disturbance 45,813 21,729 4,769 565 18,587 163 7,061 44,841
Hearing impairments 4,893 3,510 785 75 515 8 736 1,876
Intellectual disability 42,908 16,606 15,313 2,204 8,500 285 2,021 19,498
Multiple disabilities 8,916 4,286 2,299 705 1,323 303 316 4,052
Orthopedic impairments 3,807 2,330 706 146 520 105 472 1,334
Other health impairments6 46,422 31,248 5,204 282 9,460 228 9,519 23,741
Specific learning disabilities 230,461 151,016 28,190 1,473 49,294 488 35,365 112,511
Speech or language                
impairments 10,085 6,887 1,236 44 1,895 23 9,326 6,099
Traumatic brain injury 2,416 1,641 363 76 320 16 147 810
Visual impairments 1,751 1,314 223 39 168 7 227 605
                 
2009-10                
Total 408,642 255,800 59,973 5,071 86,244 1,554 66,782 199,833
Age                
14 3,226 5 5 3,024 192 16,898 38,790
15 6,741 44 26 6,445 226 15,247 43,303
16 19,878 3,243 823 15,504 308 14,785 44,988
17 149,616 108,083 16,664 24,542 327 12,141 39,687
18 153,432 107,004 23,524 8 22,670 226 5,715 22,826
19 46,315 26,623 9,703 65 9,796 128 1,369 7,119
20 17,908 7,766 5,299 1,354 3,392 97 430 2,401
21 11,526 3,032 3,929 3,644 871 50 197 719
                 
Type of disability                
Autism 12,295 8,145 2,730 567 816 37 1,820 3,852
Deaf-blindness 90 54 17 5 12 2 8 35
Emotional disturbance 45,659 22,806 4,706 365 17,654 128 7,084 40,578
Hearing impairments 4,768 3,421 793 52 488 14 660 1,649
Intellectual disability 41,709 16,966 14,389 2,101 7,987 266 1,854 16,521
Multiple disabilities 8,919 4,245 2,511 626 1,238 299 286 3,826
Orthopedic impairments 3,762 2,361 691 151 467 92 432 1,282
Other health impairments6 49,743 34,400 5,383 200 9,515 245 9,890 24,428
Specific learning disabilities 227,048 153,017 26,899 871 45,846 415 33,983 100,786
Speech or language                
impairments 10,357 7,287 1,256 37 1,760 17 10,321 5,564
Traumatic brain injury 2,480 1,687 397 66 309 21 229 798
Visual impairments 1,812 1,411 201 30 152 18 215 514
†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 for any of the other reasons 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 Data do not include Vermont, for which 2008-09 data were not available. In 2009-10, a total of 1,007 students with disabilities exited school in Vermont, 342 transferred to regular education, and 421 moved and are known to be continuing in an educational program.
6 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 states, the District of Columbia, and the Bureau of Indian Education schools.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) database. Retrieved June 6, 2012, from https://www.ideadata.org/DACAnalyticTool/Intro_2.asp. (This table was prepared June 2012.)
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