The Office of Special Institutions has oversight responsibility for the American Printing House for the Blind, Gallaudet University, Helen Keller National Center, and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. The office has responsibility to monitor these three Special Institutions to ensure compliance with their respective authorizing legislation, the Education of the Deaf Act of 1986 and the Act to Promote the Education of the Blind of March 3, 1879. The office serves as the Department's principal liaison to the Institutions and ensures that federal funds appropriated to the Institutions are used appropriately. Responsibilities include assignments, which cover broad program analyses, evaluation, improvement, innovation, policy interpretation and formulation for school-aged, postsecondary, adult, continuing and career education programs for children and youth with disabilities enrolled in or served by these Institutions.
Program Analyst: Brianne Burger