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Digest of Education Statistics: 2014
Digest of Education Statistics: 2014

NCES 2016-006
April 2016


Table 204.60. Percentage distribution of students 6 to 21 years old served under Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part B, by educational environment and type of disability: Selected years, fall 1989 through fall 2012
Type of disability All environments Regular school, time inside 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 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 100.0 14.9 21.4 58.5 2.9 0.4 1.1 0.4 0.4
2009 100.0 14.6 20.7 59.4 3.0 0.4 1.2 0.4 0.4
                   
2010                  
All students with disabilities 100.0 14.2 20.0 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 22.9 18.2 9.6 0.7 3.3 #
Developmental delay 100.0 16.1 19.6 62.5 0.9 0.1 0.6 0.2 #
Emotional disturbance 100.0 21.3 18.3 42.2 13.1 2.0 0.2 1.1 1.9
Hearing impairment 100.0 14.1 16.7 56.2 8.2 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 46.0 15.9 13.0 19.7 1.8 0.4 3.1 0.2
Orthopedic impairment 100.0 22.9 16.2 53.3 4.9 0.2 0.8 1.7 0.1
Other health impairment2 100.0 10.6 23.0 62.5 1.6 0.2 1.0 0.9 0.3
Specific learning disability 100.0 7.4 25.5 65.2 0.6 0.1 0.9 0.2 0.3
Speech or language impairment 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 impairment 100.0 11.8 13.3 63.8 5.5 3.7 1.3 0.6 #
                   
2011                  
All students with disabilities 100.0 14.0 19.8 61.1 3.0 0.3 1.1 0.4 0.3
Autism 100.0 33.7 18.2 39.0 7.7 0.5 0.6 0.3 #
Deaf-blindness 100.0 32.5 10.5 27.0 18.1 8.4 0.7 2.8 #
Developmental delay 100.0 16.3 19.6 62.5 0.8 0.1 0.6 0.2 #
Emotional disturbance 100.0 20.6 18.0 43.2 13.2 1.9 0.2 1.1 1.8
Hearing impairment 100.0 13.0 16.8 56.7 8.6 3.4 1.3 0.2 0.1
Intellectual disability 100.0 48.8 26.6 17.0 6.2 0.4 0.3 0.5 0.2
Multiple disabilities 100.0 46.2 16.4 13.0 19.2 1.7 0.3 3.0 0.1
Orthopedic impairment 100.0 22.2 16.3 54.0 4.7 0.2 0.8 1.7 0.1
Other health impairment2 100.0 10.0 22.7 63.5 1.6 0.2 1.0 0.9 0.3
Specific learning disability 100.0 6.8 25.1 66.2 0.5 0.1 0.8 0.1 0.3
Speech or language impairment 100.0 4.5 5.5 86.9 0.3 # 2.6 0.1 #
Traumatic brain injury 100.0 20.5 22.8 48.5 5.2 0.5 0.8 1.7 0.1
Visual impairment 100.0 11.3 13.1 64.3 5.9 3.8 1.1 0.6 #
                   
2012                  
All students with disabilities 100.0 13.9 19.7 61.2 3.0 0.3 1.2 0.4 0.3
Autism 100.0 33.3 18.1 39.5 7.7 0.5 0.7 0.3 #
Deaf-blindness 100.0 34.7 11.4 21.0 19.8 8.2 1.5 2.7 0.7
Developmental delay 100.0 16.6 19.5 62.3 0.8 0.1 0.6 0.2 #
Emotional disturbance 100.0 20.4 17.8 44.0 13.0 1.8 0.2 1.1 1.7
Hearing impairment 100.0 12.6 16.4 57.6 8.3 3.4 1.4 0.2 0.1
Intellectual disability 100.0 49.1 27.0 16.5 6.1 0.4 0.3 0.5 0.2
Multiple disabilities 100.0 46.4 16.3 12.9 19.1 1.7 0.4 3.1 0.1
Orthopedic impairment 100.0 21.8 16.2 54.6 4.5 0.2 0.9 1.7 0.1
Other health impairment2 100.0 9.8 22.4 63.7 1.7 0.2 1.1 0.8 0.3
Specific learning disability 100.0 6.4 25.0 66.7 0.5 0.1 0.9 0.1 0.3
Speech or language impairment 100.0 4.3 5.4 86.8 0.3 # 3.0 # #
Traumatic brain injury 100.0 20.1 22.4 49.0 5.3 0.6 0.8 1.8 0.1
Visual impairment 100.0 11.3 13.3 64.0 6.0 3.6 1.2 0.6 0.1
—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 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 October 3, 2014, from https://inventory.data.gov/dataset/8715a3e8-bf48-4eef-9deb-fd9bb76a196e/resource/a68a23f3-3981-47db-ac75-98a167b65259. (This table was prepared October 2014.)