(2018, December) | Useful to stakeholders interested in the data associated with children with disabilities served under Part C and Part B of IDEA.

The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education is required to transmit to Congress an annual report to inform Congress and the public of the progress being made in implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The 2018 report to Congress is available online at the U.S. Department of Education, as follows:

Read/download the Preface to the report.

Read/download the report’s Key Findings.

Read/download the complete report.

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What’s in the Report?

The 40th Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 2018 describes the nation’s progress in:

(1) providing a free appropriate public education (FAPE) for children with disabilities under IDEA, Part B, and early intervention services to infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families under IDEA, Part C;

(2) ensuring that the rights of these children with disabilities and their parents are protected;

(3) assisting states and localities in providing for the education of all children with disabilities; and

(4) assessing the effectiveness of efforts to educate children with disabilities.

The report focuses on the children and students with disabilities being served under IDEA, Part C or B, nationally and at the state level. The data in this report were collected from July 2015 through December 2016.

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Where to Find All of OSEP’s Annual Reports to Congress

Previous editions of the Annual Report (from the 39th report, published in 2017, back to the 17th report, published in 1995) are available at the Department of Education’s website. Go to:

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