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Table 219.90. Number and percentage distribution of 14- through 21-year-old students served under Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part B, who exited school, by exit reason, age, and type of disability: 2009-10 and 2010-11
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
2009-10                
Total number 408,642 255,800 59,973 5,071 86,244 1,554 66,782 199,833
Percentage distribution of total 100.0 62.6 14.7 1.2 21.1 0.4
                 
Number by 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
                 
Number by 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 impairments5 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
                 
2010-11                
Total number 402,038 255,512 58,938 5,245 80,839 1,504 61,102 181,554
Percentage distribution of total 100.0 63.6 14.7 1.3 20.1 0.4
                 
Number by age                
14 3,023 1 4 2,808 210 15,836 35,708
15 6,051 35 29 5,735 252 13,769 38,361
16 18,118 3,429 658 13,743 288 13,386 40,515
17 145,037 105,110 16,384 23,225 318 10,996 35,885
18 152,198 107,659 23,017 0 21,323 199 5,160 21,103
19 47,013 28,176 9,102 29 9,589 117 1,346 6,899
20 18,595 7,845 5,659 1,548 3,458 85 441 2,251
21 12,003 3,257 4,085 3,668 958 35 168 832
                 
Number by type of disability                
Autism 14,162 9,179 3,366 685 892 40 1,366 4,297
Deaf-blindness 93 48 21 8 14 2 6 35
Emotional disturbance 42,889 22,423 4,160 308 15,866 132 6,207 34,844
Hearing impairments 4,707 3,439 737 42 479 10 620 1,469
Intellectual disability 40,439 16,137 14,446 2,122 7,480 254 1,556 15,383
Multiple disabilities 8,523 4,019 2,456 665 1,116 267 267 3,133
Orthopedic impairments 3,605 2,243 673 172 416 101 458 1,141
Other health impairments5 52,682 36,883 5,598 238 9,683 280 9,806 23,862
Specific learning disabilities 220,902 150,974 25,806 861 42,894 367 31,676 91,302
Speech or language                
impairments 9,795 7,111 1,060 45 1,564 15 8,776 4,899
Traumatic brain injury 2,536 1,717 431 73 289 26 178 706
Visual impairments 1,705 1,339 184 26 146 10 186 483
†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 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. 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 6, 2013, from http://tadnet.public.tadnet.org/pages/712. (This table was prepared June 2013.)
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