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December 1 Child Count/Percent to Total
by Disability

1997-2006

Below is a table of the total number of students in Maine, ages 3-21 by disability and percentage on the December 1st Child Count for the years 1997-2006.

The child count data is a snapshot of students ages 3-21 receiving special education and related services on December 1st.  The child count is completed by school administrative units and child development sites.  It reflects all students with Individual Education Plans regardless of placement.

Disability 1997 % of
 Total
1998 % of  Total 1999 % of
Total
2000 % of 
Total
2001 %of Total
Mental Retardation 1,223 3.62 1,166 3.40 1,099 3.13 1,063 2.98 1021 2.79
Hearing Impairment 222 .66 194 .57 191 .54 208 .58 211 .58
Deaf 89 .26 92 .27 89 .25 77 .22 71 .19
Speech & Hearing Impairment 9,463 28.03 9,745 29.00 9,990 28.43 9,734 27.32 9.703 26.53
Visual Impairment Including Blindness 108 .32 104 .30 96 .27 92 .26 88 .24
Emotional Disability 4,452 13.19 4,178 12.18 4,046 11.51 3,834 10.76 3,653 9.99
Orthopedic Impairment 100 .30 87 .25 94 .27 90 .25 67 .18
Other Health Impairment 1,512 4.48 1,755 5.12 2,133 6.07 2,650 7.44 3,300 9.02
Specific Learning Disability 13,109 38.83 13,127 38.27 13,231 37.65 13,143 36.88 13,060 35.7
Deaf/Blind 11 .03 12 .03 5 .01 4 .01 3 .01
Multiple Disabilities 2,348 6.95 2,606 7.60 2,721 7.74 2,865 8.04 3,102 8.48
Preschool Non-categorical 720 2.13 751 2.19 835 2.38 1,167 3.28 1,470 4.02
Autism 304 .90 382 1.11 501 1.43 594 1.67 712 1.95
Traumatic Brain Injury 101 .30 107 .31 108 .31 112 .31 119 .33
Total 33,762 100% 34,306 100% 35,139 100% 35,633 100% 36,580 100%

 

Disability

2002 % of Total

2003

% of Total
Mental Retardation 985 2.65 949 2.51
Hearing Impairment 217 .58 218 .58
Deafness 78 .21 68 .18
Speech & Language Impairment 9,744 26.24 9761 25.83
Visual Impairment Including Blindness 93 .25 92 .24
Emotional Disability 3.495 9.41 3,400 9.00
Orthopedic Impairment 73 .2 74 .20
Other Health Impairment 3,780 10.18 4.281 11.33
Specific Learning Disability 12,761 34.36 12,688 33.58
Deaf/Blind 6 .02 4 .01
Multiple Disabilities 3,210 8.64 3,318 8.78
Developmentally Delayed 1,751 4.71 1,824 4.83
Autism 846 2.28 1,018 2.69
Traumatic Brain Injury 100 .27 89 .24
Total 37,139 100% 37,784 100%

 

Disability
2004 % of Total 2005 % of Toal
Mental Retardation 898 2.39 858 2.35
Hearing Impairment 217 .58 219 .6
Deafness 71 .19 63 .17
Speech & Language Impairment 9,797 26.07 9,487 26
Visual Impairment Including Blindness 95 .25 90 .25
Emotional Disability 3,336 8.88 3,173 8.69
Orthopedic Impairment 81 .22 75 .21
Other Health Impairment 4,603 12.25 4,963 13.6
Specific Learning Disability 12,020 31.99 11,355 31.11
Deaf/Blind 4 .01 5 .01
Multiple Disabilities 3,317 8.83 3,274 8.97
Developmentally Delayed 1,782 4.74 1,364 3.74
Autism 1,255 3.34 1,471 4.03
Traumatic Brain Injury 97 .26 97 .27
Total 37,573 100% 36,494 100%

 

Disability 2006 % of Total
Mental Retardation 846 2.38
Hearing Impairment 215 .6
Deafness 60 .17
Speech and Language Impairment 9,118 25.64
Visual Impairment including Blindness 92 .26
Emotional Disability 3,118 8.77
Orthopedic Impairment 68 .19
Other Health Impairment 5,325 14.97
Specific Learning Disability 10,648 29.94
Deaf-Blindness 10 .03
Multiple Disabilities 3,152 8.86
Developmentally Delayed 1,069 3.01
Autism 1,760 4.95
Traumatic Brain Injury 83 .23
Totals 35,564 100%

 

 

 

 

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