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By Disability Type, The Percent Of Students With Disabilities Who Spend Time In Regular Classrooms, By Percent of School Day Spent In Regular Classrooms (1999).
Disability Type 80% Or More Of The School Day 79%-40%
Of The School Day
Less Than 40%
Of The School Day
0%
Of The School Day
Total
Any Disability
47.4%
28.4%
20.1%
4.1%
100%
Specific Learning Disability
45.1%
38.4%
15.5%
.9%
100%
Speech Or Language Impairment
88.5%
6.6%
4.5%
.4%
100%
Mental Retardation
13.8%
29.2%
51.1%
5.9%
100%
Emotional Disturbance
25.5%
23.0%
33.2%
18.3%
100%
Multiple Disabilities
10.5%
16.6%
44.8%
28.1%
100%
Hearing Impairments
39.6%
18.7%
25.3%
16.3%
100%
Orthopedic Impairments
45.6%
20.5%
27.3%
6.6%
100%
Other Health Impairments
44.3%
33.2%
17.2%
5.3%
100%
Visual Impairments
49.6%
19.4%
16.5%
14.5%
100%
Autism
20.3%
13.1%
51.1%
15.3%
100%
Deaf-Blindness
14.1%
9.4%
34.8%
41.7%
100%
Traumatic Brain Injury
31.2%
26.3%
29.8%
12.7%
100%

Note: Due to rounding, totals in each row may not sum exactly to 100%.

Students with disabilities are those students served under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

The U.S. Department of Education considers a Regular Classroom to include children who receive special education services in programs designed primarily for children without disabilities.

Source: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, 22nd Annual Report to Congress on the Implication of IDEA.

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