These data are collected annually by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs in accordance with
Section 618 of IDEA. The Exiting table lists the number of children in all states and territories
according to five categories: Complete Prior to Maximum Age, Part B Eligible, Exit to Other Programs, Exit with No Referrals and Eligibility Not Determined.
This United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) Report addresses how states have implemented Part C of IDEA including eligibility criteria,
provision of services, funding and how federal and state entities help support and oversee efforts to implement Part C. The report recommends that the federal Department
of Education provide states with additional guidance on transition planning and services, especially for children who would enter Part B in the summer.