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New OSEP Fast Facts Highlights Children Ages 3 through 5 With Disabilities

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Service, Office of Special Education Programs. OSEP Fast Facts: Children 3 - 5 served under Part B, Section 619 of the IDEA. The Preschool Grants program provides formula grants to states, D.C., and Puerto Rico to make available special education and related services for children with disabilities aged 3 through 5. Percent of the Population, Ages 3-5, Served Under IDEA, Part B in the United States: 2018-19. The percent of the population, ages 3 through 5, served under IDEA, Part B, for the United States and Outlying Areas is 6.75%. Map of U.S. Source: U.S. Department of Education, EDFacts Data Warehouse (EDW): “IDEA Part B Child Count and Educational Environments Collection,” 2018-19. http://go.usa.gov/xdp4T. All data for Wisconsin were suppressed due to data quality concerns. U.S. Bureau of the Census. "2018 State Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race and Hispanic Origin". Data accessed July 2019 from http://www.census.gov/popest

By the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

WASHINGTON (Nov. 2, 2020) – The Office of Special Education Programs released a new OSEP Fast Facts infographic looking at data related to children aged 3 through 5 with disabilities.

The infographic specifically looks at those children served under the Part B, section 619, of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act.

The infographic uses data collected under IDEA section 618.

OSEP staff identified Fast Fact highlights for school year 2018-19, including:

  • 6.75% of the population ages 3 through 5 in the U.S. and Outlying Areas received services under IDEA, Part B.
  • Males were more likely to be served than females.
  • 45.5% of children who received services attended a regular early childhood program and received the majority of services in that location. The other 54.5% of children who received services received the majority of services in another location including separate special education class, separate school or residential facility, service provider location, or home.
  • The majority were identified with a speech or language impairment or developmental delay as the primary disability.

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.

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OSEP Fast Facts: Children 3 through 5 Served under Part B, Section 619 of the IDEA

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OSEP releases two new infographics looking at race, ethnicity and the IDEA

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Office of Special Education Programs. Percentage of American Indian or Alaska Native Children With Disabilities by State, Ages 6 to 21, Served Under IDEA, Part B, in the United States (US): School Year (SY) 2018-19. Shows map of the U.S. In school year 2018-19, 1.35% of school aged children with disabilities in the United States were American Indian or Alaska Native. Source: U.S. Department of Education, EDFacts Data Warehouse (EDW): “IDEA Part B Child Count and Educational Environments Collection,” 2018-19. http://go.usa.gov/xdp4T. Data for Wisconsin was suppressed due to questionable data quality. Data for Washington, DC was suppressed due to small cell size.

WASHINGTON (Aug. 27, 2020) – The Office of Special Education Programs released two new OSEP Fast Facts infographics looking at data related to Black or African American Students With Disabilities and American Indian and Alaska Native Children With Disabilities.

The infographics use data collections authorized under Section 618 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to visualize information.

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.

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Office of Special Education Programs. OSEP Fast Facts: Black or African American Children With Disabilities. Percentage of Black or African American Students with Disabilities by State, Ages 6 to 21, Served Under IDEA, Part B, in the United States (US): School Year (SY) 2018-19 and State Population Estimates of Black or African American, Ages 6to 21 in the United States: 2018. Shows map of the U.S. In 2018, Black or African American children comprised 13.8% of the population of ages 6-21. In school year 2018-19, 17.89% of school aged children with disabilities in the United States were Black or African American. Source: U.S. Department of Education, EDFacts Data Warehouse (EDW): “IDEA Part B Child Count and Educational Environments Collection,” 2018-19. http://go.usa.gov/xdp4T. Data for Wisconsin was suppressed due to questionable data quality. U.S. Bureau of the Census. "2018 State Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin". Data accessed July 2019 from http://www.census.gov/popest

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OSEP Fast Facts: Black or African American Children With Disabilities

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OSEP Fast Facts: American Indian or Alaska Native Children With Disabilities

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OSERS releases updated postsecondary education and employment transition guide

A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth With Distillates. OFfice of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. Unites States Department of Education. Image of Department of Education Seal.

The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services at the U.S. Department of Education released an updated version of the “A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth With Disabilities” August 2020.

WASHINGTON (Aug. 25, 2020) – The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services released an updated version of its transition guide to postsecondary education and employment for students and youth with disabilities.

OSERS updated the transition guide, originally released in January 2017 and updated in May 2017, to add information about dual enrollment and the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014.

“We hope this transition guide will help students and youth with disabilities and their families to better understand how the state education agencies, the local education agencies and the vocation rehabilitation agencies work together to facilitate improved outcomes for students and youth with disabilities,” wrote Mark Schultz, Delegated the duties of the Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, in the transition guide’s preface.

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OSEP releases infographic on infants and toddlers with disabilities

Header: OSEP Office of Special Education Programs. Title: OSEP Fast Facts: Infants and Toddlers With Disabilities. Body: Percent of percent of the population, ages birth through 2, served under IDEA, Part C in the United States: 2018-19. Image shows U.S. map. Separate text box reads: The percent of the population, receiving early intervention services under IDEA, Part C, for the United States and Outlying Areas is 3.48%. Source: U.S. Department of Education, EDFacts Metadata and Process System (EMAPS): "IDEA Part C Child Count and Settings," 2018-19. https://go.usa.gov/xd6j9. These data are a snapshot count collected by states in the fall of the identified year. U.S. Bureau of the Census. "2018 State Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin". Data accessed July 2019 from http://www.census.gov/popest

 

WASHINGTON (June 25, 2020) – The Office of Special Education Programs released an OSEP Fast Facts infographic to provide a summary of infants and toddlers with disabilities.

The infographic looks at infants and toddlers with disabilities served under Part C of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act from 2018 – 2019.

Data collection authorized under IDEA Section 618 showed 3.48% of infants and toddlers in the U.S. and outlying areas receive early intervention services under IDEA Part C.

Part C of the IDEA addresses provisions related to formula grants that assist states in providing early intervention services for infants and toddlers birth through age two and their families. Part C regulations implement the early intervention program for infants and toddlers with disabilities.

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.

Visit the OSEP Fast Facts page for existing and future Fast Facts.

OSEP Fast Facts: Infants and Toddlers With Disabilities

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Department releases IDEA dispute resolution in COVID-19 Q-and-A documents

Questions and Answers. IDEA Dispute Resolution During the COVID-19 Environment

WASHINGTON (June 23, 2020) – The Department of Education released two Questions-and-Answers documents to address dispute resolution during the COVID-19 environment June 22.

Each document provides answers to inquiries received by the department’s Office of Special Education Programs. Responses address concerns related to implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) while accounting for the COVID-19 pandemic.

These documents do not impose any additional requirements beyond those included in applicable law and regulations, and they do not create or confer any rights for or on any person, according to the documents.

View Part B Q-and-A

View Part C Q-and-A

View the department’s COVID-19 information and resources page.

View IDEA-related COVID-19 information and resources.

OSEP Releases Infographic on Students With Emotional Disturbance

By the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services’ Office of Special Education Programs. OSEP Fast Facts: Children Identified With Emotional Disturbance. Percentage of Students with Disabilities Identified with Emotional Disturbance, Ages 6 to 21, Served Under IDEA, Part B, in the United States: School Year 2018-19. Map of United States. In SY 2018-19, the percentage of students with disabilities identified with emotional disturbance is 5.45%. States report a range from 1.65% to 17.36% of students with disabilities identified with Emotional Disturbance. Source: U.S. Department of Education, EDFacts Data Warehouse (EDW): “IDEA Part B Child Count and Educational Environments Collection,” 2018-19. https://go.usa.gov/xdp4T. Data for Wisconsin suppressed due to questionable data quality. Iowa does not use the specific disability categories when classifying a student as eligible for special education

WASHINGTON (May 6, 2020) — The Office of Special Education Programs released an OSEP Fast Facts infographic that provides an overview of children identified with emotional disturbance.

Data collected under Section 618 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) showed that 5.45% of student with disabilities in school year 2018-19 were identified with emotional disturbance.

The OSEP Fast Facts on children identified with emotional disturbance visually displays Section 618 Data to help users compare information about children identified with emotional disturbance versus all disability categories.

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.

Visit the OSEP Fast Facts page for existing and future Fast Facts.

OSEP Fast Facts: Children Identified With Emotional Disturbance

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