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What this chart shows: Enrollment in Special Education by Disability - Larimer County School Districts, 2011-12

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What this chart shows: Enrollment in Special Education by Disability - Poudre School District, 2011-12

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What this chart shows: Enrollment in Special Education by Disability - Thompson School District, 2011-12

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What this chart shows: Enrollment in Special Education by Disability - Park School District, 2011-12

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What the above data tell us: In 2011-12, Specific Learning Disability comprised the largest number of the Special Education student population. There were 1,422 students with Specific Learning Disability across Larimer County school districts, or 33% of the Special Education student population. Speech/Language Disability, the second highest disability, comprised 23% of this student population among Larimer County school districts.

Specific Learning Disability was the most predominant disability in the Special Education student population in Park School District (48.0%) and Poudre School District (34.0%), and second at Thompson School District (31.1%). Speech/Language Disability was the most frequent disability in Thompson School District (31.2%) and ranked second in Park School District (22.4%), whereas Physical Disability ranked second in Poudre School District (17.1%).

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Enrollment in Special Education by Disability - Larimer County School Districts, 2011-12

Disability

Poudre School District

Thompson School District

Park School District

Total

Significantly Limited Intellectual Capacity

84

45

2

131

Emotional Disability

257

101

8

366

Specific Learning Disability

805

570

47

1,422

Hearing Disability

34

27

3

64

Visual Disability

10

3

0

13

Physical Disability

406

219

7

632

Speech/Language Disability

394

573

22

989

Deaf/ Blind

0

0

0

0

Multiple Disabilities

89

51

3

143

Preschool Disability

84

129

1

214

Autism

181

89

5

275

Traumatic Brain Injury

26

28

0

54

Total

2,370

1,835

98

4,303

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Poudre School District Special Education Student Enrollment by Disability, 2011-12

Disability

Number of Students with Special Needs

% of Special Education Enrollment

% of Total Enrollment

Significantly Limited Intellectual Capacity

84

3.5%

0.31%

Emotional Disability

257

10.8%

0.93%

Specific Learning Disability

805

34.0%

2.93%

Hearing Disability

34

1.4%

0.12%

Visual Disability

10

0.4%

0.04%

Physical Disability

406

17.1%

1.48%

Speech/Language Disability

394

16.6%

1.43%

Deaf/ Blind

0

0.0%

0.00%

Multiple Disabilities

89

3.8%

0.32%

Preschool Disability

84

3.5%

0.32%

Autism

181

7.6%

0.66%

Traumatic Brain Injury

2,370

1.1%

0.09%

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Thompson School District Special Education Student Enrollment by Disability, 2011-12

Disability

Number of Students with Special Needs

% of Special Education Enrollment

% of Total Enrollment

Significantly Limited Intellectual Capacity

45

2.5%

0.29%

Emotional Disability

101

5.5%

0.65%

Specific Learning Disability

570

31.1%

3.64%

Hearing Disability

27

1.5%

0.17%

Visual Disability

3

0.2%

0.02%

Physical Disability

219

11.9%

1.40%

Speech/Language Disability

573

31.2%

3.66%

Deaf/ Blind

0

0.0%

0.00%

Multiple Disabilities

51

2.8%

0.33%

Preschool Disability

129

7.0%

0.82%

Autism

89

4.9%

0.57%

Traumatic Brain Injury

28

1.5%

0.18%

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Park School District Special Education Student Enrollment by Disability, 2011-12

Disability

Number of Students with Special Needs

% of Special Education Enrollment

% of Total Enrollment

Significantly Limited Intellectual Capacity

2

2.0%

0.17%

Emotional Disability

8

8.2%

0.68%

Specific Learning Disability

47

48.0%

4.00%

Hearing Disability

3

3.1%

0.26%

Visual Disability

0

0.0%

0.00%

Physical Disability

7

7.1%

0.60%

Speech/Language Disability

22

22.4%

1.87%

Deaf/ Blind

0

0.0%

0.00%

Multiple Disabilities

3

3.1%

0.26%

Preschool Disability

1

1.0%

0.09%

Autism

5

5.1%

0.43%

Traumatic Brain Injury

0

0.0%

0.00%

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