OSEP Launches IDEA Data Collection Infographics Initiative

OSEP Fast Facts - Children Identified with Autism (link to Fast Facts page)


By the Office of Special Education Programs

The Office of Special Education Program (OSEP) is pleased to announce the OSEP Fast Facts infographic initiative.

OSEP Fast Facts enable us to share and promote Section 618 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) data in a new and interactive way. 

Section 618 of the IDEA requires each state to submit data about the infants and toddlers, birth through age 2, who receive early intervention services under Part C of IDEA and children with disabilities, ages 3 through 21, who receive special educaton and related services under Part B of IDEA.

The OSEP Fast Facts pulls together data from the 12 data collections authorized under IDEA Section 618 into graphic, visual representations with the intent to present 618 data quickly and clearly.

Our first OSEP Fast Facts presents 618 data on students identified with autism. Data presented includes that collected through child count, educational environments, discipline and exiting data collections.

View the interactive online OSEP Fast Facts: Children with Autism infographic.

OSEP will post future Fast Facts to the OSEP Fast Facts page.