Chart: U.S. Special Education Enrollment
After a marked increase, the count of students ages 6-21 with disabilities peaked in the 2004-05 school year and then started going down. The past two years have seen an uptick, however, driven by students identified as having autism or “other health impairments.” The count had risen to 5.83 million by fall 2014, the most recent year for which statistics are available.
Note: Wyoming child-count data are not available for 2014-15.
Design & Visualization: Vanessa Solis
Vol. 35, Issue 28, Page 12