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Helping with HomeworkIn 1970, U.S. schools educated only one in five children with disabilities, and many states had laws that excluded certain students, including children with deafness, blindness, emotional disturbances or intellectual disabilities. Today, early intervention programs and services are provided to over 300,000 eligible infants and toddlers and their families, while nearly 6 million children and youth receive special education and related services. The majority of these children are now educated in their neighborhood schools in regular classrooms with their non-disabled peers. High school graduation, post-secondary school enrollment and employment rates are higher than they have ever been for students with disabilities.