Special Education by Category

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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 of rounding.
SOURCE: National Center for Education Statistics

Vol. 22, Issue 31, Page 17

Published in Print: April 16, 2003, as Special Education by Category
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