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PUBLIC LAW 101-476—OCT. 30, 1990 104 STAT. 1113 "(b)(1) In carrying out subsection (a), the Secretary, on at least an annual basis (except as provided in subparagraph (E)), shall obtain data concerning programs and projects assisted under this Act and under other Federal laws relating to infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities, and such additional information, from State and local educationed agencies, the Secretary of the Interior, and other appropriate sources, including designated lead agencies under part H (except that during fiscal year 1992 such entities may not under this subsection be required to provide data regarding traumatic brain injury or autism), including— "(A) the number of infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities in each State receiving a free appropriate public education or early intervention services— "(i) in age groups 0-2 and 3-5, and "(ii) in age groups 6-11, 12 -17, and 18-21, by disability category; "(B) the number of children and youth with disabilities in each State, by disability category, who— (i) are participating in regular educational programs (consistent with the requirements of section 612(5)(B) and 614(a)(l)(C)(iv)); (ii) are in separate classes, separate schools or facilities, or public or private residential facilities; or (iii) have been otherwise removed from the regular education environment; "(C) the number of children and youth with disabilities exiting the educational system each year through program completion or otherwise, by disability category, for each year of age from age 14 through 21; "(D) the number and type of personnel that are employed in the provision of— "(i) special education and related services to children and youth with disabilities, by disability category served; and "(ii) early intervention services to infants and toddlers with disabilities; and "(E) at least every three years, using the data collection method the Secretary finds most appropriate, a description of the services expected to be needed, by disability category, for youth with disabilities in age groups 12-17 and 18-21 who have left the educational system. "(2) Beginning with fiscal year 1993, the Secretary shall obtain and report data from the States under section 613(a)(3)(A), including data addressing current and projected special education and related services needs, and data on the number of personnel who are employed on an emergency, provisional, or other basis, who do not hold appropriate State certification or licensure, and other data for the purpose of meeting the requirements of this subsection pertaining to special education and related services personnel. '(3) The Secretary shall provide, directly or by grant, contract, or cooperative agreement, technical assistance to State agencies providing the data described in paragraphs (1) and (2) to achieve accurate and comparable information. "(c)(1) The Secretary shall make grants to, or enter into contracts or cooperative agreements with, State or local educational agencies, institutions of higher education, public agencies, and private nonprofit organizations, and, when necessary because of the unique nature of the study, private-for-profit organizations, for the purpose Infants and children. Reports.