The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) is headed by a director and deputy director. The director reports to the assistant secretary of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.
In performing its responsibilities, the office of the director:
- manages all internal and external activities of NIDILRR, including the research, dissemination and public information programs;
- provides necessary data and information required by the National Council on Disability;
prepares and submits to Congress a long-range plan for rehabilitation research;
- chairs the Interagency Committee on Disability Research (ICDR), authorized by Section 203 of the Rehabiliation Act, and promotes the coordination of disability research throughout the federal government; and
- monitors the NIDILRR's international activities.
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