Special Education by Category
Students with "specific learning disabilities" made up the largest percentage of the 6.2 million students with disabilities during the 1999-2000 school year, the most recent year for which data were available. Experts say most of the leading categories are areas with subjective criteria for diagnosis.
NOTE: Percentages do not add to 100 percent because
SOURCE: National Center for Education Statistics
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