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By State, Total Number Of People Age 6-21 Years Served Under The Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), By The Disability Types: Multiple Disabilities, Hearing Impairments, Orthopedic Impairments, Other Health Impairments, And Visual Impairments (2000).
State Total Served By IDEA
Age 6-21
Multiple Disabilities Hearing Impairments Orthopedic Impairments Other Health Impairments Visual Impairments
Alabama
92,428 
1,363 
 1,012
630
3,333
409
Alaska
15,862
503 
253
73
709
44
Arizona
84,260
1,656 
1,476
1,066
1,547
511
Arkansas
51,833
1,049 
599
206
4,949
219
California
582,324
5,268 
9,545
11,386
16,306
3,712
Colorado
68,881
 2,981
 1,200
4,903
0
292
Connecticut
67,447
 1,993
749
275
6,743
346
Delaware
14,646
235
860
0
58
District of Columbia
8,788
126 
26
142
693
338
Florida
326,835
 0
2,996
4,278
6,248
1,072
Georgia
148,452
1,453
939
11,366
582
Hawaii
21,104
 262
280
124
1,041
71
Idaho
25,486
 491
290
124
1,114
112
Illinois
263,028
 0
3,335
2,707
6,162
1,109
Indiana
137,100
 1,143
1,668
1,299
2,756
760
Iowa
66,371
 336
577
801
98
131
Kansas
52,702
 2,361
580
471
4,352
193
Kentucky
75,624
2,191 
699
456
5,581
411
Louisiana
86,961
 966
 1,338
1,386
7,264
423
Maine
31,185
2,578 
 245
73
2,062
91
Maryland
101,961
 6,056
 1,286
470
6,457
515
Massachusetts
150,445 
2,738
1,420
905
1,214
629
Michigan
194,285
2,775 
3,009
11,684
0
862
Minnesota
96,572
 0
1,840
1,500
6,831
380
Mississippi
55,547
486 
588
1,555
0
234
Missouri
124,267
 828
1,158
718
6,275
414
Montana
17,425
 569
203
69
1,015
60
Nebraska
38,870
379 
590
440
2,103
225
Nevada
32,039
 619
383 
270
1,227
118
New Hampshire
26,404
 356
266
145
3,323
138
New Jersey
198,272
17,493
1,467
611
3,965
348
New Mexico
47,231
1,124 
508 
269
1,855
195
New York
384,207
20,729 
 5,763
2,774
21,823
1,935
North Carolina
155,706
 1,756
2,018 
1,051
13,233
623
North Dakota
12,329
 0
135
133
527
51
Ohio
216,859
12,867 
2,512
2,356
5,158
1,049
Oklahoma
 77,072
1,620 
764
471
2,739
351
Oregon
67,144
 1,003
754
4,299
322
Pennsylvania
211,199
 1,773
 2,592
1,287
1,531
1,130
Rhode Island
27,244
 285
234 
145
2,099
65
South Carolina
91,801
241
1,062 
761
2,899
351
South Dakota
13,979
588 
120 
92
442
49
Tennessee
116,042
 1,741
1,290 
1,098
8,665
791
Texas
457,771
4,716 
 5,923
5,281
35,487
2,395
Utah
49,475
1,355 
974 
171
1,003
388
Vermont
12,682
113 
212 
111
1,105
50
Virginia
147,372
1,828 
1,281 
855
10,169
487
Washington
104,612
2,805 
1,609 
888
17,137
332
West Virginia
44,905
364 
189
2,016
206
Wisconsin
107,275
1,396 
1,363
4,795
402
Wyoming
11,640
 8
 169
136
817
58
U.S. Total
5,613,949
111,115
70,695
70,751
252,533
26,037

Note:The "Total Served By IDEA Age 6-21" column includes the disabilities listed in this table plus the disabilities listed in two other tables.

The criteria for being served for a specific disability type are not provided due to the different criteria states set for students with disabilities to be served for specific disability types.

To calculate the percent of people age 6-21 years served in a state under IDEA for a specific disability type, divide the number served for the specific disability type by the total number served by IDEA in the state and multiply the result by 100. Example: Calculate the percent of people in Virginia served for visual impairments. This calculation would be: 487/147,372=.0033 and .0033x100=.33%

Source: Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), 23rd Annual Report to Congress (2001).

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