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Special education services in Illinois

Special education services

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Definition and Source



Students receiving Special Education Services are students ages 3 to 21 covered by the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Disability categories include: Autism, Deaf-Blind, Deafness, Developmental Delay, Emotional Disability, Hearing Impairment, Intellectual Disability, Multiple Disabilities, Other Health Impairment, Orthopedic Impairment, Specific Learning Disability, Speech/Language, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Visual Impairment.

Data Source

Illinois State Board of Education, Annual Report available here, search "Special Education Services."


Numbers in thousands.

Last Updated

November 2022