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NICHCY: National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilitites

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NICHCY is very pleased to offer you a wealth of information on disabilities! NICHCY stands for the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities. We serve the nation as a central source of information on:

  • disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth,
  • IDEA, which is the law authorizing special education,
  • No Child Left Behind (as it relates to children with disabilities), and
  • research-based information on effective educational practices.

Feel free to communicate with us in English or Spanish. We're here, we're listening, and it would be our pleasure to help you. In the meantime, we invite you to explore our Web site and make full use of all that we offer here.


The curriculum is intended to assist in understanding and implementation of the IDEA 2004 Part B regulations. The training curriculum has five overarching themes with multiple training modules within each theme.

Easy-to-read reviews of educational research relating to specific academic or behavioral interventions. Filled with practical examples and connections to more detailed resources.

Looking for OSEP Grants?
Use our directories or the online search to find out more about the 1000-plus disability-related projects OSEP funded last year.

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Readers are encouraged to copy and share this information, but please credit the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY). NICHCY relies on feedback from users to enhance our collection, development, and dissemination of information. We encourage you to share your ideas and feedback with us! Please contact us at our email address ( or visit the NICHCY Feedback Page at:

NICHCY thanks our Project Officer, Dr. Judy L. Shanley, at the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), U.S. Department of Education.

Publication of this Web resource page is made possible through Cooperative Agreement #H326N030003 between the Academy for Educational Development and the Office of Special Education Programs of the U.S. Department of Education. The contents of this document do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of Education, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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