Disability Type Number of Children in NPS Placements Percent of NPS Placements Children in NPS as a Percentage of All Special Education Placements17
Serious learning disability 8,753 12 1
Speech and language impairment 12,190 16 1
Mental retardation 7,334 10 1
Serious emotional disturbance 30,075 40 8
Multiple disabilities 7,370 10 8
Hearing impairments 2,709 4 5
Orthopedic impairments 1,146 2 2
Other health impairments 837 1 2
Visual impairments 1,656 2 7
Autism 1,129 2 11
Deaf-blind 101 <1 55
Traumatic brain injury 1,040 1 2
All disabilities* 73,340 100 2

*Note:  Total is for ages 6-21 only.  Ages 3-21 in private placement equals 110,700 children.18