Definition: Number of public school students receiving special education services in grades K through 12, by disability type (e.g., in 2016, 97,162 California students were enrolled in special education for autism).Percentage of public school students receiving special education services in grades K through 12, by disability type (e.g., among California students enrolled in special education in 2016, 13.2% were enrolled for autism).
Footnote: Years presented are the final year of a school year (e.g., 2015-2016 is shown as 2016). Disability types reflect primary disability categories, as defined here. Some percentages for deaf-blindness are rounded to 0.0% and should not be interpreted as no cases reported. The notation S refers to percentages that have been suppressed because there were fewer than 260 total students enrolled in special education, and to numbers that have been suppressed because there were between 1 and 10 enrollees in that group. N/A means that data are not available, or that the percentage of special education students in that group was far above the average for that year (more than 3 standard deviations above the mean).