Report shows special-education numbers are stabilizing

04/14/2010 | Disability Scoop

The number of students in special education in U.S. schools has risen significantly since the 1970s but is now stabilizing, according to a report by the National Center for Education Statistics. The report also showed the percentage of students in public education who have autism has tripled since the 2000-01 school year, while the percentage with intellectual disabilities declined during the same period. According to the data, 95% of students with special needs are educated in mainstream public schools.

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