41st Annual Report on IDEA Sent to Congress
The U.S. Department of Education has released the 41st Annual Report on the Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The report is issued to Congress and focuses on the children and students with disabilities being served under IDEA, Parts C (program for infants and toddlers with disabilities through age 2) or B (special education and related services provided to school-aged children), nationally and at the state level.
Some of the key findings are:

Part C, Ages 0-2: In 2017, home was the primary early intervention service setting for at least 85 percent of the infants and toddlers served, in each racial/ethnic group. The largest percentage of infants and toddlers served, who received early intervention services in a community-based setting was associated with American Indian or Alaska Native infants and toddlers (12.7 percent).

Part B, Sec. 619, Ages 3-5: In 2017, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and White children were more likely to be served than were children in all other racial/ethnic groups combined.

Part B, Ages 6-21: In 2017, the most prevalent disability category of students served was specific learning disability (38.2 percent). The next most common category was speech or language impairment (16.6 percent), followed by other health impairment (15.8 percent), autism (10.1 percent), intellectual disability (6.8 percent), and emotional disturbance (5.5 percent). “Other disabilities combined” accounted for the remaining 7.1 percent of students.
Download the full report here.
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