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New  WIOA One-year Anniversary
Today marks the one year since the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was signed into law! See the joint Secretary Duncan and Secretary Perez video commemorating the one year anniversary of the passage of WIOA.
New  #RethinkDiscipline Twitter
ED Launches #RethinkDiscipline Campaign! Check out the new Web site for more info and resources on school discipline. 

Yudin Confirmed as OSERS Assistant Secretary
On June 2, 2015, the Senate confirmed Michael Yudin to serve as Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. He has dedicated his career to advocating for all students to have access to and receive a quality education. His wealth of personal experience and passion for equity have made him a major asset to the Department since he joined ED in 2010. As Assistant Secretary, Yudin will continue his commitment to improving results and outcomes for people with disabilities of all ages.

NIDRR Has Now Moved to HHS
Per the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), now called the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), has been transferred to the Administration for Community Living (ACL) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Please bookmark the new NIDILRR Web site at: www.acl.gov/programs/NIDILRR.

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OSERS is committed to the broad values of inclusion, equity and opportunity for infants, toddlers, children, youth and adults with disabilities to actively participate in all aspects of life. OSERS promotes inclusion, ensures equity and creates opportunity as we strive to improve results and outcomes for children and adults with disabilities.



To provide leadership to achieve full integration and participation in society of people with disabilities by ensuring equal opportunity and access to, and excellence in, education, employment and community living.

In implementing this mission, OSERS supports programs that help educate children and youth with disabilities, provides for the rehabilitation of youth and adults with disabilities and supports research to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities. OSERS provides a wide array of supports to parents and individuals, school districts and states in three main areas—Special Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, and Research—through its three main components: NIDRR, OSEP, and RSA.


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Last Modified: 08/07/2015