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Learning Disabilities and the Educational System
Number of children served under Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and
Chapter 1 of the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act, State Operated Programs,
by age group and state: 1990-91 to 1997-98
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                          |             Birth to age 21                Percent    |    Ages 0 to 5                     |  Percent
                          |___________________________________________ of students|____________________________________|  change,
                          |          |          |          |          |that are   |        |        |        |         |birth to 21
          State           | 1990-91  | 1995-96  | 1996-97  | 1997-98  |disabled,  |1990-91 |1995-96 |1996-97 | 1997-98 |  1990-91
                          |          |          |          |          |1997-98\1\ |        |        |        |         |to 1997-98
__________________________|__________|__________|__________|__________|___________|________|________|________|_________|___________
            1             |    2     |    3     |    4     |    5     |     6     |   7    |   8    |   9    |   10    |    11
__________________________|__________|__________|__________|__________|___________|________|________|________|_________|___________
  United States...........|4,760,999 |5,573,104 |5,729,408 |5,903,609 |      12.8 |440,661 |544,390 |551,846 | 564,288 |      24.0
                          |__________|__________|__________|__________|___________|________|________|________|_________|___________
Alabama ..................|   94,945 |   98,266 |   97,703 |   99,220 |      13.2 |  7,498 |  8,594 |  8,199 |   8,195 |       4.5
Alaska ...................|   14,745 |   17,604 |   17,591 |   17,844 |      13.5 |  1,813 |  2,015 |  1,847 |   1,839 |      21.0
Arizona ..............    |   57,235 |   76,089 |   79,345 |   83,811 |      10.3 |  4,936 |  7,880 |  7,737 |   8,571 |      46.4
Arkansas .................|   47,835 |   53,880 |   55,454 |   57,205 |      12.5 |  5,274 |  7,520 |  7,882 |   8,368 |      19.6
California .............. |  469,282 |  565,670 |  583,995 |  604,820 |      10.4 | 40,489 | 54,795 | 55,722 |  57,511 |      28.9
                          |          |          |          |          |           |        |        |        |         |
Colorado ...............  |   57,102 |   69,719 |   71,458 |   73,033 |      10.6 |  4,894 |  7,146 |  7,248 |   7,491 |      27.9
Connecticut ..............|   64,562 |   76,123 |   76,462 |   76,991 |      14.4 |  6,142 |  7,338 |  7,208 |   7,459 |      19.3
Delaware .............    |   14,294 |   15,624 |   15,680 |   16,178 |      14.4 |  1,579 |  1,905 |  1,837 |   1,619 |      13.2
District of Columbia .....|    6,290 |    7,058 |    6,679 |    7,676 |      10.0 |    411 |    387 |    347 |     384 |      22.0
Florida ................. |  236,013 |  310,184 |  322,810 |  334,896 |      14.6 | 16,387 | 27,080 | 27,048 |  27,747 |      41.9
                          |          |          |          |          |           |        |        |        |         |
Georgia ..................|  101,997 |  135,042 |  141,124 |  147,678 |      10.7 |  7,333 | 13,314 | 14,288 |  14,331 |      44.8
Hawaii .................. |   13,169 |   16,029 |   16,932 |   18,490 |       9.7 |  1,273 |  1,306 |  1,433 |   1,560 |      40.4
Idaho ....................|   22,017 |   23,826 |   25,231 |   26,212 |      10.7 |  3,129 |  3,091 |  3,235 |   3,398 |      19.1
Illinois .................|  239,185 |  257,427 |  264,507 |  272,791 |      13.7 | 26,122 | 25,432 | 25,913 |  26,465 |      14.1
Indiana ..................|  114,643 |  133,962 |  138,288 |  142,818 |      14.5 |  8,937 | 12,261 | 13,075 |  13,234 |      24.6
                          |          |          |          |          |           |        |        |        |         |
Iowa .................... |   60,695 |   65,952 |   68,026 |   69,727 |      13.9 |  6,329 |  5,838 |  5,865 |   5,907 |      14.9
Kansas ...................|   45,212 |   53,602 |   55,353 |   56,656 |      12.1 |  4,308 |  6,135 |  6,368 |   6,629 |      25.3
Kentucky .................|   79,421 |   82,887 |   85,038 |   85,972 |      12.8 | 11,008 | 14,683 | 15,007 |  14,999 |       8.2
Louisiana ................|   73,663 |   91,059 |   92,772 |   94,244 |      12.1 |  7,541 |  9,588 |  9,495 |   9,554 |      27.9
Maine ................    |   27,987 |   31,870 |   33,055 |   33,762 |      15.9 |  2,895 |  3,553 |  3,693 |   3,676 |      20.6
                          |          |          |          |          |           |        |        |        |         |
Maryland .................|   91,263 |  100,863 |  104,630 |  109,084 |      13.1 | 10,409 |  9,486 |  9,790 |   9,646 |      19.5
Massachusetts ............|  154,616 |  157,196 |  159,023 |  163,480 |      17.2 | 17,014 | 14,241 | 14,535 |  15,116 |       5.7
Michigan .................|  166,927 |  188,768 |  193,551 |  200,455 |      11.8 | 14,963 | 18,241 | 18,406 |  18,877 |      20.1
Minnesota ................|   80,896 |   98,266 |  101,224 |  103,977 |      12.2 | 10,529 | 10,777 | 10,915 |  11,107 |      28.5
Mississippi ..............|   60,934 |   66,804 |   65,452 |   63,592 |      12.6 |  5,704 |  6,607 |  6,207 |   5,994 |       4.4
                          |          |          |          |          |           |        |        |        |         |
Missouri ..............   |  101,955 |  121,403 |  125,636 |  129,075 |      14.2 |  4,889 |  8,396 |  8,744 |   9,530 |      26.6
Montana ...............   |   17,138 |   18,364 |   18,600 |   18,735 |      11.5 |  1,934 |  1,766 |  1,725 |   1,719 |       9.3
Nebraska ................ |   32,761 |   39,201 |   39,879 |   41,308 |      14.1 |  2,961 |  3,304 |  3,311 |   3,617 |      26.1
Nevada .................. |   18,440 |   28,202 |   29,972 |   31,759 |      10.7 |  1,742 |  3,166 |  3,261 |   3,345 |      72.2
New Hampshire ............|   19,658 |   25,150 |   26,420 |   26,927 |      13.4 |  2,077 |  2,165 |  2,289 |   2,251 |      37.0
                          |          |          |          |          |           |        |        |        |         |
New Jersey ...............|  181,319 |  197,062 |  202,396 |  206,087 |      16.5 | 17,190 | 16,639 | 16,765 |  16,874 |      13.7
New Mexico ...............|   36,037 |   47,578 |   49,124 |   50,292 |      15.2 |  2,247 |  4,563 |  4,684 |   4,943 |      39.6
New York .................|  307,458 |  394,104 |  412,788 |  422,630 |      14.8 | 26,353 | 47,972 | 49,590 |  49,628 |      37.5
North Carolina ...........|  123,126 |  147,078 |  153,635 |  159,605 |      12.9 | 10,700 | 16,671 | 16,622 |  16,977 |      29.6
North Dakota .............|   12,504 |   12,316 |   12,710 |   12,902 |      10.9 |  1,374 |  1,169 |  1,156 |   1,164 |       3.2
                          |          |          |          |          |           |        |        |        |         |
Ohio ..................   |  205,440 |  227,529 |  225,957 |  227,620 |      12.3 | 12,487 | 18,204 | 18,279 |  18,666 |      10.8
Oklahoma ...............  |   65,653 |   71,728 |   73,780 |   77,380 |      12.4 |  5,359 |  5,312 |  5,286 |   5,645 |      17.9
Oregon ...................|   55,149 |   65,022 |   63,746 |   67,311 |      12.4 |  3,581 |  6,097 |  5,634 |   5,965 |      22.1
Pennsylvania .............|  219,428 |  211,711 |  216,189 |  224,598 |      12.4 | 23,156 | 20,680 | 20,584 |  21,156 |       2.4
Rhode Island ...........  |   21,076 |   25,072 |   26,600 |   27,530 |      18.0 |  2,112 |  2,333 |  2,456 |   2,559 |      30.6
                          |          |          |          |          |           |        |        |        |         |
South Carolina ...........|   77,765 |   86,522 |   90,761 |   95,154 |      14.4 |  8,346 | 10,319 | 10,492 |  10,931 |      22.4
South Dakota .............|   14,987 |   15,512 |   15,051 |   15,413 |      10.8 |  2,366 |  2,176 |  2,153 |   2,168 |       2.8
Tennessee ................|  104,898 |  126,461 |  125,364 |  129,315 |      14.5 |  7,536 | 10,151 | 10,092 |  10,238 |      23.3
Texas ..................  |  350,636 |  441,512 |  461,571 |  477,739 |      12.3 | 30,955 | 32,226 | 32,978 |  34,398 |      36.2
Utah .....................|   47,747 |   52,463 |   53,876 |   54,653 |      11.3 |  4,565 |  4,861 |  5,217 |   5,327 |      14.5
                          |          |          |          |          |           |        |        |        |         |
Vermont ..................|   12,263 |   11,246 |   11,768 |   12,241 |      11.5 |  1,200 |  1,215 |  1,234 |   1,241 |      -0.2
Virginia .................|  113,971 |  141,759 |  144,593 |  148,720 |      13.4 | 11,791 | 13,284 | 13,412 |  13,818 |      30.5
Washington ...............|   85,395 |  106,890 |  107,017 |  110,536 |      11.2 | 11,409 | 12,565 | 12,013 |  12,001 |      29.4
West Virginia ............|   43,135 |   46,487 |   47,317 |   48,656 |      16.1 |  3,630 |  4,842 |  5,119 |   5,174 |      12.8
Wisconsin ................|   86,930 |  106,413 |  110,400 |  113,734 |      12.9 | 12,213 | 13,545 | 13,918 |  13,707 |      30.8
Wyoming ..................|   11,202 |   12,549 |   12,875 |   13,077 |      13.5 |  1,571 |  1,556 |  1,532 |   1,569 |      16.7
                          |__________|__________|__________|__________|___________|________|________|________|_________|___________
Bureau of Indian Affairs .|    6,997 |    7,669 |    8,192 |    8,624 |       --- |  1,092 |    244 |    310 |     276 |      23.3
                          |==========|==========|==========|==========|===========|========|========|========|=========|===========
  Outlying areas .........|   39,445 |   46,771 |   50,577 |   55,696 |       8.0 |  3,937 |  4,218 |  4,914 |   5,769 |      41.2
                          |__________|__________|__________|__________|___________|________|________|________|_________|___________
American Samoa ...........|      363 |      360 |      415 |      473 |       3.1 |     48 |     93 |     43 |      79 |      30.3
Guam .....................|    1,750 |    1,866 |    2,099 |    1,975 |       6.5 |    198 |    301 |    171 |     167 |      12.9
Northern Marianas ........|      411 |      287 |      379 |      382 |       4.1 |    211 |     80 |     46 |      52 |      -7.1
Palau ....................|      459 |      115 |      116 |       99 |       --- |     45 |     10 |      7 |       3 |     -78.4
Puerto Rico ..............|   35,129 |   42,437 |   46,060 |   50,721 |       7.5 |  3,345 |  3,545 |  4,474 |   5,255 |      44.4
Virgin Islands ...........|    1,333 |    1,706 |    1,508 |    2,046 |       6.8 |     90 |    189 |    173 |     213 |      53.5
__________________________|__________|__________|__________|__________|___________|________|________|________|_________|___________
\1\Percent based on the enrollment in public schools, prekindergarten through 12th grade.
---Data not available.

 NOTE.--Prior to 1994, children and youth with disabilities were served under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part B, and Chapter 1 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. In October 1994, Congress passed the Improving America's Schools Act in which funding for children and youth with disabilities was consolidated under (IDEA), Part B. Data reported in this table for years prior to 1994 include children served under Chapter 1.

 SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, various years, and unpublished tabulations. (This table was prepared August 1999.)

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