OSEP Fast Facts Highlight Children Identified With Intellectual Disability

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This article was written and published by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act on September 28, 2023. 

OSEP Fast Facts: Children Identified with Intellectual Disability. In School Year 2021-22, students identified with intellectual disability were more likely to be served inside a regular class less than 40% of the day than all students with disabilities.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 28, 2023) – The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) released a new OSEP Fast Facts, which highlights children identified with intellectual disability.

OSEP Fast Facts looks at data collected under section 618 of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

“The percentage of students with disabilities identified with intellectual disability was 6.02%. States reported a range from 2.29% to 14.82% of students with disabilities identified with intellectual disability,” according to an OSEP blog which summarizes key facts from the OSEP Fast Facts.

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.