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Table 1 Number of U.S. students ages 6 to 21 receiving special education services by disability category and year

From: A macroepigenetic approach to identify factors responsible for the autism epidemic in the United States

Year Autism OHI ED Speech/Language Developmental Delay (3 to 9 yrs only) All Disabilities
2005 193,637 561,028 472,384 1,157,215 79,070 6,109,569
2006 224,594 599,494 458,881 1,160,904 89,931 6,081,890
2007 258,305 631,188 440,202 1,154,165 88,629 6,007,832
2008 292,818 648,398 418,068 1,121,961 96,923 5,889,849
2009 333,234 678,970 405,475 1,107,428 104,528 5,882,157
2010 370,011 704,250 387,556 1,090,378 109,121 5,822,808
% change (2005-2010) +91% + 26% - 18% - 6% + 38% - 5%
  1. %, percent; +, Increased; -, Decreased; ED, Emotional Disturbance; OHI, Other Health Impaired