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Special Education and Autism by the States

A state-by-state breakdown of students with autism and in special education

Anne  Roux

Olivia Myer, Jessica Rast, Paul Shattuck, Anne Roux



Data Source
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

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Key Findings

State-by-state breakdown of special education students that are included in the autism category
Comparison of demographics of students with autism to all public school students


How many special education students in the U.S. are also on the autism spectrum? This fact sheet looks at IDEA data to provide a state by state breakdown, as well as comparisons to the larger public student population.

Suggested Citation

Myer O., Rast J.E., Shattuck P.T., Roux A.M. National Autism Data Center Fact Sheet Series; Issue 4. Philadelphia, PA: Life Course Outcomes Research Program, A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, Drexel University, 2016.