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Learning Disabilities and the Educational System
Percentage distribution of disabled persons 3 to 21 years old receiving education services
for the disabled, by age group and educational environment: 1996-97
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                                      |         |       |        |        | Public |Private |           |           |
                                      |   All   |       |        |        |separate|separate|  Public   |  Private  |Homebound/
      Age and type of disability      |environ- |Regular|Resource|Separate| school | school |residential|residential| hospital
                                      |  ments  | class |  room  | class  |facility|facility| facility  | facility  |environment
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                  1                   |    2    |   3   |   4    |   5    |   6    |   7    |     8     |     9     |    10
______________________________________|_________|_______|________|________|________|________|___________|___________|___________
  All persons, 3 to 21 years old ......   100.0 |  46.6 |   26.5 |   22.4 |    2.2 |    1.0 |       0.4 |       0.2 |       0.7
                                      |_________|_______|________|________|________|________|___________|___________|___________
3 to 5 years old......................|   100.0 |  50.9 |    8.9 |   32.5 |    4.0 |    1.6 |       0.1 |     (\1\) |       1.9
6 to 21 years old.....................|   100.0 |  46.1 |   28.2 |   21.4 |    2.0 |    1.0 |       0.4 |       0.3 |       0.5
  Mental retardation..................|   100.0 |  10.7 |   28.3 |   54.3 |    4.8 |    0.9 |       0.3 |       0.2 |       0.5
  Speech or language impairments......|   100.0 |  88.9 |    6.3 |    4.4 |    0.2 |    0.1 |     (\1\) |     (\1\) |       0.1
  Visual impairments..................|   100.0 |  48.9 |   18.2 |   17.8 |    3.7 |    2.3 |       7.4 |       1.1 |       0.6
  Serious emotional disturbance.......|   100.0 |  22.7 |   23.4 |   35.5 |    8.1 |    5.5 |       1.6 |       1.7 |       1.5
  Orthopedic impairments..............|   100.0 |  41.8 |   20.1 |   30.9 |    3.8 |    0.9 |       0.1 |       0.1 |       2.2
  Other health impairments............|   100.0 |  41.4 |   34.4 |   17.3 |    1.0 |    0.6 |       0.1 |       0.1 |       5.0
  Specific learning disabilities......|   100.0 |  43.4 |   38.6 |   17.1 |    0.3 |    0.3 |       0.1 |     (\1\) |       0.2
  Deaf-blindness......................|   100.0 |  14.6 |   12.3 |   38.5 |   13.4 |    4.8 |      12.2 |       2.8 |       1.5
  Multiple disabilities...............|   100.0 |   9.6 |   16.6 |   44.7 |   17.9 |    6.4 |       1.4 |       1.4 |       2.0
  Hearing impairments.................|   100.0 |  37.9 |   18.0 |   26.5 |    5.0 |    2.6 |       9.0 |       0.9 |       0.2
  Autism .............................|   100.0 |  14.4 |   11.7 |   53.0 |   12.3 |    6.2 |       0.4 |       1.5 |       0.5
  Traumatic brain injury .............|   100.0 |  28.8 |   26.1 |   30.7 |    2.9 |    7.5 |       0.2 |       1.4 |       2.4
______________________________________|_________|_______|________|________|________|________|___________|___________|___________
\1\Less than 0.05 percent. NOTE.
--There are some reporting variations, e.g., estimated or incomplete data and nonstandard definitions, from state to state. Data for 3- to 5-year-old children are not collected by disability condition. Disability data are only reported for 6- to 21-year-old students. Because of rounding, details may not add to totals.

 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. (This table was prepared August 1999.)
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