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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 2014
Type of disability All environ-
ments
Regular school, time inside general class Separate
school for
students
with
disabilities
Separate
residential
facility
Parentally
placed in
regular
private
schools1
Home-
bound/
hospital
placement
Correc-
tional
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 100.0 14.2 20.0 60.5 3.0 0.4 1.2 0.4 0.3
2011 100.0 14.0 19.8 61.1 3.0 0.3 1.1 0.4 0.3
                   
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
                   
2013                  
All students with disabilities 100.0 13.8 19.4 61.8 2.9 0.3 1.1 0.4 0.3
Autism 100.0 33.3 18.2 39.7 7.4 0.4 0.7 0.3 #
Deaf-blindness 100.0 35.6 11.9 23.1 18.5 7.9 0.1 2.8 0.1
Developmental delay 100.0 16.1 19.4 63.0 0.8 # 0.5 0.2 #
Emotional disturbance 100.0 19.8 17.8 45.1 12.9 1.6 0.3 1.1 1.6
Hearing impairment 100.0 12.2 16.0 59.3 7.7 3.1 1.3 0.2 0.1
Intellectual disability 100.0 49.4 26.9 16.3 6.1 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.2
Multiple disabilities 100.0 46.4 16.4 13.3 18.7 1.6 0.3 3.2 0.1
Orthopedic impairment 100.0 21.5 16.1 55.1 4.4 0.1 0.8 1.9 0.1
Other health impairment2 100.0 9.6 21.9 64.5 1.7 0.2 1.0 0.8 0.3
Specific learning disability 100.0 6.1 24.4 67.8 0.5 0.1 0.8 0.1 0.3
Speech or language impairment 100.0 4.3 5.4 87.3 0.3 # 2.6 # #
Traumatic brain injury 100.0 20.1 22.2 49.6 5.1 0.5 0.7 1.7 0.1
Visual impairment 100.0 10.8 13.0 64.8 6.1 3.5 1.2 0.6 #
                   
2014                  
All students with disabilities 100.0 13.7 18.9 62.2 2.9 0.3 1.3 0.4 0.2
Autism 100.0 32.9 18.1 39.9 7.3 0.4 1.1 0.3 #
Deaf-blindness 100.0 34.7 13.5 22.6 18.4 7.2 0.5 3.0 #
Developmental delay 100.0 15.7 19.1 63.6 0.8 # 0.5 0.2 #
Emotional disturbance 100.0 18.8 17.6 46.1 13.1 1.5 0.3 1.1 1.5
Hearing impairment 100.0 11.6 15.6 60.0 7.9 3.0 1.7 0.2 #
Intellectual disability 100.0 49.5 26.6 16.4 6.1 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.2
Multiple disabilities 100.0 46.2 16.4 13.2 18.9 1.4 0.5 3.2 0.1
Orthopedic impairment 100.0 22.0 15.9 54.3 4.3 0.1 1.1 2.2 0.1
Other health impairment2 100.0 9.4 21.3 65.1 1.7 0.2 1.3 0.8 0.3
Specific learning disability 100.0 5.8 23.5 68.8 0.5 0.1 1.1 0.1 0.2
Speech or language impairment 100.0 4.3 5.2 87.0 0.3 # 3.1 # #
Traumatic brain injury 100.0 19.6 22.2 49.9 5.1 0.5 0.9 1.8 0.1
Visual impairment 100.0 10.5 12.5 65.8 5.8 3.4 1.4 0.6 #
—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 and the District of Columbia only. 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 November 10, 2016, from http://www2.ed.gov/programs/osepidea/618-data/state-level-data-files/index.html#bcc. (This table was prepared November 2016.)

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