Government Agencies & Resource Centers

United States CapitalA select listing of government agencies and centers offering information about learning disabilities and ADHD for parents, educators, adults and professionals.

DisabilityInfo.gov is the comprehensive Federal website of disability-related government resources.

Ed.gov is the website of the U.S. Department of Education. This site has information for parents, students, teachers and administrators.

Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) is a national information system funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences to provide access to education literature and resources.

HEATH Resource Center of The George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development is the national clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities.

National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET) coordinates national resources, offers technical assistance, and disseminates information related to secondary education and transition for youth with disabilities in order to create opportunities for youth to achieve successful futures.

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY) NICHCY is a central source of information on disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth. You also find easy-to-read information on IDEA, the law authorizing early intervention services and special education. The State Resource Sheets will help you connect with the disability agencies and organizations in your state.

No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) has information about the largest federal education law for parents and teachers.

Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is committed to ensuring equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation through vigorous enforcement of civil rights.

Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts.

Parent Training and Information Centers (ALLIANCE National Parent Technical Assistance Center (NPTAC)) in each state provide training and information to parents of infants, toddlers, school-aged children, and young adults with disabilities and the professionals who work with their families.

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) oversees formula and discretionary grant programs that help individuals with physical or mental disabilities to obtain employment. RSA’s major Title I formula grant program provides funds to state vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies to provide employment-related services for individuals with disabilities.

The Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) has been established by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), US Department of Education to give schools capacity-building information and technical assistance for identifying, adapting, and sustaining effective school-wide disciplinary practices.

What Works Clearinghouse As an initiative of the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES), the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) was created in 2002 to be a central and trusted source of scientific evidence for what works in education.

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