Since 2012, the number of children, ages 5 (in kindergarten) through 21, served under IDEA, Part B, has increased by more than half a million students (738,154) or more than 12%.
The percent of the population, ages 6 through 21, served under IDEA Part B is 9.86%. The percentages in States range from 7.92% to 13.9%.
The top three disability categories reported for children, ages 5 (in kindergarten) through 21, served under IDEA, Part B are specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, and other health impairment.
OSEP Fast Facts is an ongoing effort to display data from the 12 data collections authorized under IDEA Section 618 into graphic, visual representations with the intent to present 618 data quickly and clearly.