Children with special needs in South Dakota

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Definitions: Child Count data on disabilities includes individuals age three through twenty-one. Children with a disability: This information is obtained from the Special Education Child Count conducted every December to determine age, placement alternatives, and disabling conditions for children with special needs. The number presented represents the total children with disabling conditions in South Dakota. Conditions include: deafness, blindness, serious emotionally disturbed, mental retardation, hearing and visual impairments, specific learning disabilities, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairments, speech/language impairments, other health impairments, autism, and traumatic brain injury. Child Count data does not include data from private or Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) schools but does include Chapter I state operated/state supported programs.

Data Source: South Dakota Department of Education

Footnotes: NA = Data not available for that time period.
Updated 28 August 2019