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.

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Last modified on October 6, 2020