Special Education

The office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) is committed to improving lives of people with disabilities of all ages. The Office provides a wide range of support to parents and individuals, school districts and states in the following three main areas:

1. Special Education

The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is committed to improving lives of infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities by providing leadership and financial assistance to support states and local districts.

For info on OSEP Programs and Projects click here.
For info on OSEP Grants and Funding click here.

2. Vocational Rehabilitation

The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) oversees grant programs that help individuals with physical or mental disabilities to obtain employment and live more independently through the provision of such supports as counseling, medical and psychological services, job training and other individualized services.

RSA's major Title I formula grant program provides funds to state vocational rehabilitation agencies to provide employment related services for individuals with disabilities, giving priority to individuals who are significantly disabled.

For info on RSA Programs and Projects click here.
For info on RSA Grants and Funding click here.

3. Research

The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) provides support and assistance leadership to various research programs related to the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities.

For info on NIDRR Programs and Projects click here.
For info on NIDRR Grants and Funding click here.