Less than 1% of school aged students with disabilities are identified with traumatic brain injury. OSEP‘s latest Fast Facts takes a closer look at data from the data collections authorized under IDEA Section 618, including those collected through child count, educational environments, discipline and exiting data collections with a lens on students identified with traumatic brain injury.
Highlights from OSEP Fast Facts: Educational Environments of School Aged Children with Disabilities
Students with traumatic brain injury are less likely to be served in the age range 5–11 and more likely to be served in the age range 12–17 than all students with disabilities.
In school year (SY) 2021–22, White students are more likely to be identified with traumatic brain injury and Hispanic/Latino students were less likely to be identified with traumatic brain injury than all students with disabilities.
In SY 2020–21, children with traumatic brain injury, ages 14–21, exiting school were more likely to graduate and less likely to drop out than all students with disabilities.
In SY 2021–22, students with traumatic brain injury were less likely to be served inside a regular class 80% or more of the day than all students 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.
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In fiscal year 2022, OSERS’ Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) provided over $101 million to fund new programs that help educate children and youth with disabilities to assist states and local districts to improve results for infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21.
Please read about these programs below ( ALN# | Title ). Please note that all amounts are rounded to the nearest dollar.
You can search all OSEP grantees by accessing the Office of Special Education Program’s Discretionary Grants Public Database (the FY 2022 new grant awards listed below will be added to the database by the middle of November).
Valerie C. Williams Director, Office of Special Education Programs Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
Valerie C. Williams joins the Department as director in the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) within the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing the administration of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Forty-Five Years of IDEA-Funded Research Supporting a
“Free Appropriate Public Education”
By Douglas Fuchs and Lynn Fuchs, Vanderbilt University
On this 45th anniversary of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), we reflect on the research that IDEA legislation (and its successive reauthorizations) has facilitated. More specifically, we discuss its focus, quality, and meaningfulness for children and youth with and without disabilities.