Disabilities by type

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Learning disabilities—an inborn difficulty
processing certain types of information—are the most frequent cause
of special education placements nationwide. Disabilities vary widely and
are not related to intelligence, though they may result in an imperfect
ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell or calculate.
 
CPS High Schools
  percent enrollment
Learning Disability
70
11,291
Educable Mentally
Handicapped
11
1,856
Emotional/Behavior
Disorder
8
1,319
Trainable Mentally
Handicapped
4
693
Speech/Language
1
204
Physically Handicapped
1
188
Hearing Impaired
1
163
Brain Injury or
Vision Impairment
1

160

Autism
<1
137
Other Health Impaired
<1
124
Sever/Profound
Mental Handicap
<1
163
TOTAL  
16,198

SOURCE: CPS Office of Specialized Services, December 2002