By the Office of Special Education Programs
OSEP is excited to release two new OSEP Fast Facts that take a closer look at our IDEA 618 data on race and ethnicity.
For the American Indian or Alaska Native Children with Disabilities and Black or African American Students with Disabilities Fast Facts we present data from the data collections authorized under IDEA Section 618 including that collected through child count, educational environments, discipline and exiting data collections.
In school year 2018–19, highlights include:
- 17.89% children with disabilities in the United States were Black or African American and 1.35% children with disabilities were American Indian or Alaska Native.
- Black or African American students are more likely to be identified with intellectual disability and emotional disturbance and less likely to be identified with speech or language impairment or Autism than all students with disabilities.
- American Indian or Alaska Native students with disabilities were more likely to be identified with specific learning disability.
- Black or African American students are more likely while American Indian or Alaska Native students with disabilities are less [...]