OSERS: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
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Welcome to NIDRR

The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), a component of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), is the main federal agency that supports applied research, training and development to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities. Accomplishing NIDRR's mission is a first step on the journey toward improving the lives of individuals with disabilities. NIDRR staff and its grantees are therefore committed to:

  • Generating new knowledge and promoting its effective use in improving the ability of persons with disabilities to perform activities of their choice in the community, and

  • Expanding society's capacity to provide full opportunities and accommodations for its citizens with disabilities.

Consistent with our mission, we hope this Web site serves as your doorway to new knowledge about NIDRR and new knowledge generated by our grantees. Once you discover this wealth of new knowledge, we hope that you can use it to make your lives better in some meaningful ways.

Discovering the new knowledge that awaits you is easy. Simply click on the hyperlinks found in the navigation menu at the top of each NIDRR page, or alternatively, click on any of the sitemap links located at the bottom of each NIDRR page.

Finally, if you cannot find what you are looking for on the NIDRR Web site, please email NIDRR's Web master.

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Last Modified: 07/23/2014