OSERS: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
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Reports and Resources

OSERS, through its many programs, projects and activities, develops a wide range of publications, information products, research and statistics.

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OSERS Publications:

  • Disability Employment 101

    • Disability Employment 101 booklet.
      This guide is a comprehensive analysis of hiring employees with disabilities that includes information about how to find qualified workers with disabilities, how to put disability and employment research into practice and how to model what other businesses have done to successfully integrate individuals with disabilities into the workforce.

    • Disability Employment 101 For Your Business brochure.
      This brochure targets small- and medium-sized businesses that may or may not have thought of increasing their hiring pool by hiring employees with disabilities and serves as a companion to the Disability Employment 101 booklet.

  • Learning Opportunities for Your Child Through Alternate Assessments
    This booklet introduces parents to the ''big ideas'' contained in school improvement efforts under IDEA and provides them with the information they need to help ensure that their children can benefit from these efforts.

  • Opening Doors: Technology and Communication Options for Children with Hearing Loss
    Parents of children with hearing loss can find helpful information and resources in a publication produced for OSERS by the Academy for Educational Development (AED). Opening Doors: Technology and Communication Options for Children with Hearing Loss provides background on early intervention, the use of technology and other support available to children and their families.

  • Reuse Your AT
    For many people with disabilities, assistive technology (AT) is an essential support to daily living. A person may depend on a wheelchair, walker, special computer keyboard, speech generating device or other AT device at home, at school or at work. Over many years, the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) has supported research in assistive technology, as well as making AT more available to people with disabilities.

  • Thirty-five Years of Progress in Educating Children With Disabilities Through IDEA
    At the celebration of the 35th anniversary of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act in Nov. 2010, together with subsequent amendments as currently reflected in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA,) significant national progress has been made in ensuring the civil rights and providing equal access to education for all children with disabilities.

  • Tool Kit on Teaching and Assessing Students With Disabilities
    The Tool Kit provides up-to-date guidance on designing and implementing high-quality assessments for students with disabilities. Also included is a set of technical assistance products that offer practical, research-based approaches to the challenges schools are facing in the areas of assessment, instruction, behavioral interventions, and use of accommodations for students with disabilities. In addition, you will find information about research now under way to further expand our knowledge about how best to support teaching, learning, and assessing. 

  • 2013 Transition Activities in OSERS
    We are pleased to publish the 2013 Transition Activities in the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. This updated publication is for informational purposes that includes OSERS organizational structure and OSERS transition activities identified by each program component within OSERS: National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA).
    MS Word (378KB) | PDF (580KB)

    • 2011 Transition Data Fact Sheet
      The 2011 Transition Data Fact Sheet is a quick reference to help inform OSERS staff and the public about critical data areas related to the transition of youths with disabilities from school activities to post-school activities. It is organized into three areas of emphasis:

      1. transition services;
      2. post-school outcomes; and
      3. OSERS investment in transition–related research, special education and VR services.

    The 2011 Transition Data Fact Sheet is intended to be used as a reference tool; however, it should not be treated as a comprehensive document.
    MS Word (155KB) | PDF (324KB)


Additional OSERS Publications, Information Products, Research and Statistics:


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Last Modified: 09/17/2014