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Special Education

Federal Sites

United States Department of Education (USDE)
The Administration's priorities include national efforts to improve reading and math, reduce class size, strengthen school construction, and promote major new 1999 initiatives and the Partnership for Family Involvement in Education.

The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)
OSERS supports programs that assist in educating children with special needs, provides for the rehabilitation of youth and adults with disabilities, and supports research to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities.

The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)
OSEP is a component of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services OSEP focuses on the free appropriate public education of children and youth with disabilities from birth through age 21.

The Center for Special Education Finance (CSEF)
CSEF was established in October 1992 to address fiscal policy questions related to the delivery and support of special education services throughout the United States.

The Educational Resource Information Center (ERIC)
ERIC is a multifaceted site which addresses all kinds of issues, including Assessment and Evaluation, Disabilities and Gifted Education, Elementary and Childhood Education.

My Child's Special Needs: Technical Assistance and Dissemination Network
This is an OSEP sponsored website that lists links and resources to various programs and organizations that collaborate with OSEP.

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data that are related to education in the United States and other nations.

The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)
The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), under the auspices of OSERS, provides leadership and support for a comprehensive program of research related to the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities. All of our programmatic efforts are aimed at improving the lives of individuals with disabilities from birth through adulthood.

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
The mission of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation through vigorous enforcement of civil rights.

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)
The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) oversees formula and discretionary grant programs that help individuals with physical or mental disabilities to obtain employment and live more independently through the provision of such supports as counseling, medical and psychological services, job training and other individualized services.



Last Updated: August 26, 2008
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