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Data Summaries

Data regarding the number of children and youth with disabilities receiving special education programs and services in New York State is available beginning with the December 1, 1996 year. Student count data reflect special education placements on December 1 of each school year.

The data is organized by age group within the categories of preschool and school-age students and by federal disability category for school-age students. In addition, data collected and reported by the New York State’s Department of Health Early Intervention Program is represented in the “Ages < 1-2” column.

Number of New York State Children and Youth with Disabilities
Receiving Special Education Programs and Services
October 3, 2012 Preschool Students School Age Students All Students
Federal Disability Categories Ages Ages Ages Ages Ages Ages Ages Total Percent Total Percent
<1–2 3–5 4–5 6–11 12–13 14–17 18–21
Autism     2,525 13,185 3,569 5,471 2,205 26,955 6.6%    
Emotional Disturbance     522 8,460 4,973 11,791 2,235 27,981 6.8%    
Learning Disabilities     878 48,260 30,365 61,631 9,393 150,527 36.7%    
Intellectual Disability(4)     354 3,465 1,770 3,975 2,523 12,087 2.9%    
Deafness     76 474 161 372 173 1,256 0.3%    
Hearing Impairments     167 1,430 531 940 136 3,204 0.8%    
Speech or Language Impairments     15,604 63,902 10,972 11,366 1,183 103,027 25.1%    
Visual Impairments (Includes Blind)     76 602 215 370 72 1,335 0.3%    
Orthopedic Impairments     227 997 243 410 68 1,945 0.5%    
Other Health Impairments     3,303 27,491 10,859 19,336 1,885 62,874 15.3%    
Multiple Disabilities     939 6,268 2,433 5,177 3,059 17,876 4.4%    
Deaf-Blindness     1 8 1 0 5 15 0.0%    
Traumatic Brain Injury     30 323 156 469 131 1,109 0.3%    
Total School-Age                   410,191 86.09%
Preschool Disabled (Section 4410)   40,319               40,319 8.46%
Infants and Toddlers (2) 25,974                 25,974 5.45%
Total - NYS Students with Disabilities 25,974 40,319 24,702 174,865 66,248 121,308 23,068 410,191 100% 476,484 100%
Number of New York State Children and Youth with Disabilities
Receiving Special Education Programs and Services
October 5, 2011 Preschool Students School Age Students All Students
Federal Disability Categories Ages Ages Ages Ages Ages Ages Ages Total Percent Total Percent
<1–2 3–5 4–5 6–11 12–13 14–17 18–21
Autism     2,106 12,253 3,240 5,016 1,917 24,532 5.98%    
Emotional Disturbance     487 9,080 5,014 12,678 2,354 29,613 7.22%    
Learning Disabilities     683 49,019 31,108 64,368 10,036 155,214 37.85%    
Intellectual Disability(4)     300 3,301 1,704 3,979 2,550 11,834 2.89%    
Deafness     63 468 180 398 157 1,266 0.31%    
Hearing Impairments     155 1,450 549 946 143 3,243 0.79%    
Speech or Language Impairments     14,084 62,766 10,804 11,316 1,162 100,132 24.42%    
Visual Impairments (Includes Blind)     85 587 182 402 72 1,328 0.32%    
Orthopedic Impairments     185 1,017 252 529 68 2,051 0.50%    
Other Health Impairments     3,072 26,955 10,557 19,021 1,832 61,437 14.98%    
Multiple Disabilities     925 6,409 2,491 5,366 3,021 18,212 4.44%    
Deaf-Blindness     1 8 1 4 4 18 0.00%    
Traumatic Brain Injury     33 335 172 464 153 1,157 0.28%    
Total School-Age                   410,037 85.32%
Preschool Disabled (Section 4410)   41,924               41,924 8.72%
Infants and Toddlers (2) 28,645                 28,645 5.96%
Total - NYS Students with Disabilities 28,645 41,924 22,179 173,648 66,254 124,487 23,469 410,037 100% 480,606 100%

 

Number of New York State Children and Youth with Disabilities
Receiving Special Education Programs and Services
October 6, 2010 (1) Preschool Students School Age Students All Students
Federal Disability Categories Ages
<1–2
Ages
3–5
Ages
4–5
Ages
6–11
Ages
12–13
Ages
14–17
Ages
18–21
Total Percent Total Percent
Autism     2,017 11,230 2,834 4,479 1,724 22,284 5.6%    
Emotional Disturbance     541 9,700 5,081 13,295 2,303 30,920 7.8%    
Learning Disabilities     909 48,968 29,829 62,650 9,679 152,035 38.4%    
Intellectual Disability(4)     262 3,327 1,639 4,119 2,537 11,884 3.0%    
Deafness     78 415 175 295 121 1,084 0.3%    
Hearing Impairments     150 1,469 538 948 133 3,238 0.8%    
Speech or Language Impairments     13,977 59,872 9,919 10,369 1,015 95,152 24.0%    
Visual Impairments (Includes Blind)     79 570 178 389 78 1,294 0.3%    
Orthopedic Impairments     196 1,028 248 491 77 2,040 0.5%    
Other Health Impairments     3,060 25,110 9,763 17,515 1,733 57,181 14.4%    
Multiple Disabilities     989 6,329 2,393 5,360 2,824 17,895 4.5%    
Deaf-Blindness     0 6 0 3 0 9 0.0%    
Traumatic Brain Injury     33 306 187 466 144 1,136 0.3%    
Total School-Age                   396,152 84.5%
Preschool Disabled (Section 4410)   41,823               41,823 8.9%
Infants and Toddlers (2) 30,982                 30,982 6.6%
Total - NYS Students with Disabilities 30,982 41,823 22,291 168,330 62,784 120,379 22,368 396,152 100% 468,957 100%

Number of New York State Children and Youth with Disabilities
Receiving Special Education Programs and Services
October 7, 2009 (1) Preschool Students School Age Students All Students
Federal Disability Categories Ages
<1–2
Ages
3–5
Ages
4–5
Ages
6–11
Ages
12–13
Ages
14–17
Ages
18–21
Total Percent Total Percent
Autism     2,044 10,810 2,638 4,398 1,431 21,321 5.1%    
Emotional Disturbance     608 10,462 5,755 15,034 2,376 34,235 8.1%    
Learning Disabilities     835 52,339 32,249 68,199 10,349 163,971 39.0%    
Mental Retardation     337 3,407 1,688 4,511 2,693 12,636 3.0%    
Deafness     64 478 165 364 147 1,218 0.3%    
Hearing Impairments     144 1,588 524 1,032 165 3,453 0.8%    
Speech or Language Impairments     15,358 62,978 10,244 10,465 1,009 100,054 23.8%    
Visual Impairments (Includes Blind)     94 615 228 448 117 1,502 0.4%    
Orthopedic Impairments     257 1,181 336 545 75 2,394 0.6%    
Other Health Impairments     3,297 25,819 10,013 18,108 1,741 58,978 14.0%    
Multiple Disabilities     1,020 7,036 2,676 6,030 2,914 19,676 4.7%    
Deaf-Blindness     1 4 0 3 0 8 0.0%    
Traumatic Brain Injury     27 338 195 494 153 1,207 0.3%    
Total School-Age                   420,653 85.1%
Preschool Disabled (Section 4410)   40,817               40,817 8.3%
Infants and Toddlers (2) 32,876                 32,876 6.7%
Total - NYS Students with Disabilities 32,876 40,817 24,086 177,055 66,711 129,631 23,170 420,653 100.0% 494,346 100%
Number of New York State Children and Youth with Disabilities
Receiving Special Education Programs and Services
October 1, 2008 (1) Preschool Students School Age Students All Students
Federal Disability Categories Ages
<1–2
Ages
3–5
Ages
4–5
Ages
6–11
Ages
12–13
Ages
14–17
Ages
18–21
Total Percent Total Percent
Autism     1,952 9,719 2,375 3,935 1,151 19,132 4.7%    
Emotional Disturbance     624 10,407 5,708 15,217 2,309 34,265 8.5%    
Learning Disabilities     697 50,812 32,173 67,634 9,695 161,011 39.8%    
Mental Retardation     302 3,396 1,807 4,660 2,646 12,811 3.2%    
Deafness     76 437 154 320 144 1,131 0.3%    
Hearing Impairments     170 1,538 537 998 145 3,388 0.8%    
Speech or Language Impairments     14,138 58,799 9,820 9,760 887 93,404 23.1%    
Visual Impairments (Includes Blind)     97 594 207 420 103 1,421 0.4%    
Orthopedic Impairments     254 1,216 341 507 62 2,380 0.6%    
Other Health Impairments     2,935 23,880 9,452 17,024 1,591 54,882 13.6%    
Multiple Disabilities     1,086 7,066 2,784 6,150 2,784 19,870 4.9%    
Deaf-Blindness     3 2 0 4 0 9 0.0%    
Traumatic Brain Injury     28 347 198 489 136 1,198 0.3%    
Total School-Age                   404,902 85.2%
Preschool Disabled (Section 4410)   39,437               39,437 8.3%
Infants and Toddlers (2) 31,150                 31,150 6.6%
Total - NYS Students with Disabilities 31,150 39,437 22,362 168,213 65,556 127,118 21,653 404,902 100.0% 475,489 100%
Number of New York State Children and Youth with Disabilities
Receiving Special Education Programs and Services
December 3, 2007 (1) Preschool Students School Age Students All Students
Federal Disability Categories Ages
<1–2
Ages
3–5
Ages
4–5
Ages
6–11
Ages
12–13
Ages
14–17
Ages
18–21
Total Percent Total Percent
Autism     1,784 8,956 2,306 3,514 1,039 17,599 4.3
Emotional Disturbance     639 10,821 6,391 16,113 2,424 36,388 8.9
Learning Disabilities     655 51,564 32,874 71,198 11,426 167,717 40.9
Mental Retardation     323 3,564 2,042 4,939 2,809 13,677 3.3
Deafness     67 506 209 425 183 1,390 0.3
Hearing Impairments     144 1,554 555 1,112 174 3,539 0.9
Speech or Language Impairments     12,270 58,258 9,692 9,359 865 90,444 22.1
Visual Impairments (Includes Blind)     85 660 253 463 124 1,585 0.4
Orthopedic Impairments     212 1,403 363 564 80 2,622 0.6
Other Health Impairments     2,396 22,948 9,204 16,587 1,679 52,814 12.9
Multiple Disabilities     1,051 7,506 3,000 6,396 2,870 20,823 5.1
Deaf-Blindness     1 1 2 2 1 7 0.0
Traumatic Brain Injury     27 347 192 515 170 1,251 0.3
Total School-Age                   409,856 84.9%
Preschool Disabled (Section 4410)   43,385               43,385 9.0%
Infants and Toddlers (2) 29,765                 29,765 6.2%
Total - NYS Students with Disabilities 29,765 43,385 19,654 168,088 67,083 131,187 23,844 409,856 100% 483,006 100%

Number of New York State Children and Youth with Disabilities
Receiving Special Education Programs and Services
December 1, 2006 (1) Preschool Students School Age Students All Students
Federal Disability Categories Ages
<1–2
Ages
3–5
Ages
4–5
Ages
6–11
Ages
12–13
Ages
14–17
Ages
18–21
Total Percent Total Percent
Autism 1,520 7,918 2,136 2,983 914 15,471 3.8
Emotional Disturbance 559 11,017 6,907 17,926 2,745 39,154 9.6
Learning Disabilities 536 52,531 33,350 73,014 12,064 171,495 41.9
Mental Retardation 326 3,591 2,165 5,136 2,754 13,972 3.4
Deafness 73 508 233 475 179 1,468 0.4
Hearing Impairments 133 1,494 642 1,128 189 3,586 0.9
Speech or Language Impairments 10,959 56,781 9,497 8,934 843 87,014 21.3
Visual Impairments (Includes Blind) 80 644 258 446 109 1,537 0.4
Orthopedic Impairments 225 1,390 351 577 84 2,627 0.6
Other Health Impairments 1,967 21,937 8,717 15,709 1,629 49,959 12.2
Multiple Disabilities 976 7,913 3,278 6,466 2,902 21,535 5.3
Deaf-Blindness 1 3 4 4 1 13 0.0
Traumatic Brain Injury 21 372 193 571 161 1,318 0.3
Total School-Age 409,149 84.7%
Preschool Disabled (Section 4410) 42,780 42,780 8.9%
Infants and Toddlers (2) 30,988 30,988 6.4%
Total - NYS Students with Disabilities 30,988 42,780 17,376 166,099 67,731 133,369 24,574 409,149 100% 482,917 100%

Number of New York State Children and Youth with Disabilities
Receiving Special Education Programs and Services
December 1, 2005 (1) Preschool Students School Age Students All Students
Federal Disability Categories Ages
<1–2
Ages
3–5
Ages
4–5
Ages
6–11
Ages
12–13
Ages
14–17
Ages
18–21
Total Percent Total Percent
Autism 1,365 7,164 1,978 2,351 764 13,622 3.3
Emotional Disturbance 547 11,351 7,216 17,926 2,604 39,644 9.7
Learning Disabilities 590 53,252 34,118 75,372 11,958 175,290 43.1
Mental Retardation 340 3,772 2,213 5,245 2,734 14,304 3.5
Deafness 60 528 210 445 147 1,390 0.3
Hearing Impairments 127 1,464 650 1,133 171 3,545 0.9
Speech or Language Impairments 11,334 55,202 8,909 8,384 746 84,575 20.8
Visual Impairments (Includes Blind) 74 655 215 420 108 1,472 0.4
Orthopedic Impairments 227 1,474 359 609 90 2,759 0.7
Other Health Impairments 2,050 20,719 8,179 14,516 1,378 46,842 11.5
Multiple Disabilities 1,138 8,409 3,333 6,441 2,881 22,202 5.5
Deaf-Blindness 1 5 1 4 3 14 0.0
Traumatic Brain Injury 22 371 214 592 142 1,341 0.3
Total School-Age 407,000 84.8%
Preschool Disabled (Section 4410) 40,422 40,422 8.4%
Infants and Toddlers (2) 32,558 32,558 6.8%
Total - NYS Students with Disabilities 32,558 40,422 17,875 164,366 67,595 133,438 23,726 407,000 100% 479,980 100%

Number of New York State Children and Youth with Disabilities
Receiving Special Education Programs and Services
December 1, 2004 (1) Preschool Students School Age Students All Students
Federal Disability Categories Ages
<1–2
Ages
3–5
Ages
4–5
Ages
6–11
Ages
12–13
Ages
14–17
Ages
18–21
Total Percent Total Percent
Autism 1,271 6,545 1,731 1,950 665 12,162 3.0
Emotional Disturbance 678 12,354 7,961 18,448 2,461 41,902 10.2
Learning Disabilities 621 55,495 36,508 76,811 11,871 181,307 44.2
Mental Retardation 315 4,139 2,339 5,249 2,689 14,731 3.6
Deafness 73 600 236 496 179 1,584 0.4
Hearing Impairments 137 1,623 685 1,141 186 3,772 0.9
Speech or Language Impairments 11,584 54,191 8,482 7,712 571 82,540 20.1
Visual Impairments (Includes Blind) 91 717 267 493 131 1,699 0.4
Orthopedic Impairments 240 1,512 382 591 86 2,811 0.7
Other Health Impairments 2,077 19,348 7,706 13,003 1,158 43,292 10.6
Multiple Disabilities 1,086 9,040 3,438 6,353 2,674 22,591 5.5
Deaf-Blindness 2 5 1 4 3 15 0.0
Traumatic Brain Injury 21 396 238 580 150 1,385 0.3
Total School-Age 409,791 84.5%
Preschool Disabled (Section 4410) 42,495 42,495 8.8%
Infants and Toddlers (2) 32,388 32,388 6.7%
Total - NYS Students with Disabilities 32,388 42,495 18,196 165,966 69,974 132,831 22,824 409,791 100% 484,674 100%

Number of New York State Children and Youth with Disabilities
Receiving Special Education Programs and Services
Please Note: The order of listing the disability categories is revised compared to previous years reports. Also, students previously listed under the Hearing Impairments category are separated into students with deafness and students with hearing impairments.
December 1, 2003 (1) Preschool Students School Age Students All Students
Federal Disability Categories Ages
<1–2
Ages
3–5
Ages
4–5
Ages
6–11
Ages
12–13
Ages
14–17
Ages
18–21
Total Percent Total Percent
Autism 1,120 6,012 1,373 1,559 553 10,617 2.6
Emotional Disturbance 591 12,846 8,291 17,978 2,313 42,019 10.4
Learning Disabilities 479 54,633 38,899 77,603 12,155 183,769 45.3
Mental Retardation 330 4,325 2,428 5,246 2,751 15,080 3.7
Deafness 72 613 241 485 190 1,601 0.4
Hearing Impairments 148 1,606 785 1,151 208 3,898 1.0
Speech or Language Impairments 11,753 52,995 8,249 6,859 561 80,417 19.8
Visual Impairments (Includes Blind) 73 811 297 521 163 1,865 0.5
Orthopedic Impairments 257 1,539 421 567 109 2,893 0.7
Other Health Impairments 1,777 17,479 7,277 11,380 1,045 38,958 9.6
Multiple Disabilities 1,184 9,542 3,505 6,038 2,597 22,866 5.6
Deaf-Blindness 1 5 3 7 2 18 0.0
Traumatic Brain Injury 26 426 270 549 172 1,443 0.4
Total School-Age 405,444 85.1%
Preschool Disabled (Section 4410) 37,936 37,936 8.0%
Infants and Toddlers (2) 33,026 33,026 6.9%
Total - NYS Students with Disabilities 33,026 37,936 17,811 162,832 72,039 129,943 22,819 405,444 100% 476,406 100%

Number of New York State Children and Youth with Disabilities
Receiving Special Education Programs and Services
Please Note: The age range categories are revised compared to previous years reports.
December 2, 2002 (1) Preschool Students School Age Students All Students
Federal Disability Categories Ages
<1–2
Ages
3–5
Ages
4–5
Ages
6–11
Ages
12–13
Ages
14–17
Ages
18–21
Total Percent Total Percent
Mental Retardation 333 4,635 2,477 5,266 2,716 15,427 3.8
Hearing Impairments 216 2,372 1,088 1,550 404 5,630 1.4
Speech or Language Impairments 11,376 51,064 7,649 6,040 510 76,639 19.0
Visual Impairments (Includes Blind) 108 885 279 546 173 1,991 0.5
Serious Emotional Disturbance 648 13,724 8,382 17,446 2,305 42,505 10.5
Orthopedic Impairments 275 1,548 424 533 116 2,896 0.8
Other Health Impairments 1,485 15,692 6,512 9,741 889 34,319 8.5
Specific Learning Disabilities 548 58,230 41,438 77,757 11,900 189,873 47.1
Deaf- Blindness 0 4 2 3 3 12 0.0
Multiple Disabilities 1,238 10,286 3,548 5,988 2,377 23,437 5.8
Autism 928 5,340 1,110 1,282 481 9,141 2.3
Traumatic Brain Injury 23 455 240 530 142 1,390 0.3
Total School-Age 403,260 84.7%
Preschool Disabled (Section 4410) 37,009 37,009 7.8%
Infants and Toddlers (2) 35,997 35,997 7.5%
Total - NYS Students with Disabilities 35,997 37,009 17,178 164,235 73,149 126,682 22,016 403,260 100% 476,266 100%

Number of New York State Children and Youth with Disabilities
Receiving Special Education Programs and Services
December 3, 2001 (1) Preschool Students School Age Students All Students
Federal Disability Categories Ages
<1–2
Ages
3–5
Ages
4–5
Ages
6–11
Ages
12–17
Ages
18–21
Total Percent Total Percent
Mental Retardation 359 4,905 7,774 2,708 15,746 3.9
Hearing Impairments 207 2,599 2,622 488 5,916 1.5
Speech or Language Impairments 11,106 49,870 12,144 420 73,540 18.2
Visual Impairments (Includes Blind) 98 885 801 164 1,948 0.5
Serious Emotional Disturbance 652 14,411 25,212 2,294 42,569 10.5
Orthopedic Impairments 279 1,582 976 113 2,950 0.7
Other Health Impairments 1,370 14,318 13,877 795 30,360 7.5
Specific Learning Disabilities 716 64,921 120,466 12,039 198,142 49.0
Deaf- Blindness 2 4 4 6 16 0.0
Multiple Disabilities 1,458 10,669 9,253 2,324 23,704 5.9
Autism 895 4,635 1,968 420 7,918 2.0
Traumatic Brain Injury 27 487 748 139 1,401 0.3
Total School-Age 404,210 85.9%
Preschool Disabled (Section 4410) 36,144 7.7%
Infants and Toddlers (2) 30,417 36,144 30,417 6.4%
Total - NYS Students with Disabilities 30,417 36,144 17,169 169,286 195,845 21,910 404,210 100% 470,771 100%

Number of New York State Children and Youth with Disabilities
Receiving Special Education Programs and Services
December 1, 2000 (1) Preschool Students School Age Students All Students
Federal Disability Categories Ages
<1–2
Ages
3–5
Ages
4–5
Ages
6–11
Ages
12–17
Ages
18–21
Total Percent Total Percent
Mental Retardation 467 5,232 7,789 2,803 16,291 4.0
Hearing Impairments 221 2,716 2,526 455 5,918 1.5
Speech or Language Impairments 10,835 48,521 10,634 378 70,368 17.3
Visual Impairments (Includes Blind) 108 908 851 163 2,030 0.5
Serious Emotional Disturbance 774 15,302 25,882 2,723 44,681 11.0
Orthopedic Impairments 245 1,714 971 104 3,034 0.7
Other Health Impairments 1,178 13,047 11,876 654 26,755 6.6
Specific Learning Disabilities 1,098 72,286 119,586 13,038 206,008 50.6
Deaf- Blindness 0 12 8 3 23 0.0
Multiple Disabilities 1,469 10,932 8,958 2,257 23,616 5.8
Autism 747 4,027 1,597 381 6,752 1.7
Traumatic Brain Injury 31 489 707 138 1,365 0.3
Total School-Age 406,841 86.9%
Preschool Disabled (Section 4410) 34,492 34,492 7.3%
Infants and Toddlers (2) 26,949 26,949 5.8%
Total - NYS Students with Disabilities 26,949 34,492 17,173 175,186 191,385 23,097 406,841 100% 468,282 100%

Number of New York State Children and Youth with Disabilities
Receiving Special Education Programs and Services
December 1, 1999 (1) Preschool Students School Age Students All Students
Federal Disability Categories Ages
<1–2
Ages
3–5
Ages
4–5
Ages
6–11
Ages
12–17
Ages
18–21
Total Percent Total Percent
Mental Retardation 464 5,511 7,893 2,781 16,649 4.2
Hearing Impairments 267 2,747 2,529 486 6,029 1.5
Speech or Language Impairments 10,823 47,210 9,636 391 68,060 17.0
Visual Impairments (Includes Blind) 123 897 835 165 2,020 0.5
Serious Emotional Disturbance 810 15,611 26,038 2,940 45,399 11.3
Orthopedic Impairments 289 1,747 961 93 3,090 0.8
Other Health Impairments 1,016 11,469 9,958 582 23,025 5.7
Specific Learning Disabilities 1,113 75,633 117,518 13,727 207,991 51.8
Deaf- Blindness 2 9 14 2 27 0.0
Multiple Disabilities 1,557 10,558 8,067 2,134 22,316 5.6
Autism 718 3,261 1,342 338 5,659 1.4
Traumatic Brain Injury 34 497 631 141 1,303 0.3
Total School-Age 401,568 87.7%
Preschool Disabled (Section 4410) 32,753 32,753 7.2%
Infants and Toddlers (2) 23,499 23,499 5.1%
Total - NYS Students with Disabilities 23,499 32,753 17,216 175,150 185,422 23,780 401,568 100.1% 457,820 100%

Number of New York State Children and Youth with Disabilities
Receiving Special Education Programs and Services
December 1, 1998 (1) Preschool Students School Age Students All Students
Federal Disability Categories Ages
<1–2
Ages
3–5
Ages
4–5
Ages
6–11
Ages
12–17
Ages
18–21
Total Percent Total Percent
Mental Retardation 495 5,727 7,923 2,909 17,054 4.3
Hearing Impairments 292 2,774 2,745 538 6,079 1.5
Speech or Language Impairments 11,083 45,892 8,741 343 66,059 16.6
Visual Impairments (Includes Blind) 121 822 798 139 1,880 0.5
Serious Emotional Disturbance 898 15,834 26,544 3,009 46,285 11.6
Orthopedic Impairments 308 1,771 967 103 3,149 0.8
Other Health Impairments 874 10,137 8,243 535 19,789 5.0
Specific Learning Disabilities 1,284 79,782 116,056 13,704 210,826 52.8
Deaf- Blindness 3 7 19 11 40 0.0
Multiple Disabilities 1,590 10,360 7,421 2,087 21,458 5.4
Autism 599 2,754 1,473 316 5,142 1.3
Traumatic Brain Injury 31 448 561 119 1,159 0.3
Total School-Age 398,920 88.1%
Preschool Disabled (Section 4410) 33,051 33,051 7.3%
Infants and Toddlers (2) 20,592 20,592 4.6%
Total - NYS Students with Disabilities 20,592 33,051 17,578 176,308 181,221 23,813 398,920 100% 452,563 100%

Number of New York State Children and Youth with Disabilities
Receiving Special Education Programs and Services
December 1, 1997 (1) Preschool Students School Age Students All Students
Federal Disability Categories Ages
<1–2
Ages
3–5
Ages
4–5
Ages
6–11
Ages
12–17
Ages
18–21
Total Percent Total Percent
Mental Retardation 540 5,874 7,936 2,893 17,243 4.4
Hearing Impairments 273 2,620 2,402 492 5,787 1.5
Speech or Language Impairments 10,694 43,287 7,644 285 61,910 15.9
Visual Impairments (Includes Blind) 93 792 752 132 1,769 0.5
Serious Emotional Disturbance 926 15,479 26,528 3,076 46,009 11.8
Orthopedic Impairments 274 1,830 911 91 3,106 0.8
Other Health Impairments 802 8,966 6,755 446 16,969 4.3
Specific Learning Disabilities 1,290 82,480 113,495 14,253 211,518 54.2
Deaf- Blindness 1 10 13 10 34 0.0
Multiple Disabilities 1,605 9,797 7,057 1,949 20,408 5.2
Autism 635 2,194 997 278 4,104 1.1
Traumatic Brain Injury 38 388 501 103 1,030 0.3
Total School-Age 389,887 88.5%
Preschool Disabled (Section 4410) 32,530 32,530 07.4%
Infants and Toddlers (2) 17,950 17,950 04.1%
Total - NYS Students with Disabilities 17,950 32,530 17,171 173,717 174,991 24,008 389,887 100% 440,367 100%

Number of New York State Children and Youth with Disabilities
Receiving Special Education Programs and Services
December 1, 1996 (1) Preschool Students School Age Students All Students
Federal Disability Categories Ages
<1–2
Ages
3–5
Ages
4–5
Ages
6–11
Ages
12–17
Ages
18–21
Total Percent Total Percent
Mental Retardation 533 6,010 8,040 2,850 17,433 4.6
Hearing Impairments 277 2,479 2,440 488 5,685 1.5
Speech or Language Impairments 10,917 41,254 7,102 307 59,580 15.7
Visual Impairments (Includes Blind) 98 715 744 110 1,667 0.4
Serious Emotional Disturbance 929 15,165 27,075 3,018 46,186 12.1
Orthopedic Impairments 319 1,814 946 131 3,210 0.8
Other Health Impairments 691 7,822 5,486 310 14,309 3.8
Specific Learning Disabilities 1,356 82,481 111,399 13,692 208,927 54.9
Deaf- Blindness 0 8 24 5 37 0.1
Multiple Disabilities 1,535 9,173 6,457 1,825 18,990 5.0
Autism 445 1,780 910 281 3,416 0.9
Traumatic Brain Injury 23 359 397 101 880 0.2
Total School-Age 380,320 88.9%
Preschool Disabled (Section 4410) 32,467 32,467 7.6%
Infants and Toddlers (2) 15,149 15,149 3.5%
Total - NYS Students with Disabilities 15,149 32,467 17,123 169,060 171,020 23,118 380,320 100% 427,936 100%

NOTES:
(1) Student count data reflect the number of students with disabilities provided special education services on the first Wednesday of October each school year. These data under represent the total number of students that receive special education services annually as additional students will be identified and begin to receive special education services subsequent to October 1.

(2) Data collected and reported by the Department of Health. The counts include children over 3 who were enrolled in the NYS Early Intervention (EI) Program on December 1. In 2006 the EI child count date was changed to October 1st.

(3) Data coming soon

(4) As of the 2010-11 school year the disability “Mental Retardation” was changed to “Intellectual Disability”. For more information on Rosa's Law please visit http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2010/10/08/remarks-president-signing-21st-century-communications-and-video-accessib.

Last Updated: December 6, 2013