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NIDRR, Office of the Director

The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) 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 NIDRR, 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 NIDRR's international activities.


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