Disability Resources and Educational Services



  • ADA 25 logo 1990-2015
    Advancing Equal Access

    Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

  • U of I Wheelchair Track Athletes at Nationals
    Toast of Champaign: U of I Wheelchair athletes shine at Track & Field Nationals

    "Twenty-two athletes with University of Illinois ties competed last weekend at the U.S. Paralympics Track and Field National Championships in St. Paul, Minnesota, taking away 13 national titles."

  • Dr. Tim Nugent shaking hands with University of IL President Bob Easter
    Dr. Tim Nugent Received Honorary Degree

    Dr. Tim Nugent, DRES founder and disability pioneer, receives honarary degree from Illinois.

  • Letter of Accommodations are Going Electronic!

    Illinois Compass 2g

  • Male underwater in cage with scuba gear
    Study Abroad

    Rob Kozarek shares the benefits of a study abroad experience while at U of I.

  • R.J. Mitte Illini Union Board Speaker

    DRES co-sponsored Breaking Bad's star, R.J. Mitte, with the Illini Union board, Diversity & Social Justice Education, and R.E.A.C.T.

A History of Firsts

  • Breaking ground in 1948

    Illinois is first post-secondary institution to provide a support service program enabling students with disabilities to attend.

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    Brad Hedrick Retires

    Brad Hedrick retired after 33 years of service to the Division of Disability Resources and Educational Resources.

  • Illinois First University to Receive Barrier-Free America Award

    Dean Tanya Gallagher accepts the Barrier-Free America Award from the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) during its 2012 Gala.

  • 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival Highlights

    DRES contributes to the Illinois Pavilion at the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

  • Brad Hedrick
    Brad Hedrick Shares DRES History with the Board of Trustees

    Brad Hedrick, the DRES Director, shared a short presentation with University of Illinois Board of Trustees in March

  • Nugent Collection Now Online

    Tim Nugent was the founder and director of Division of Rehabilitation Education Services (DRES), the first post-secondary disability support service program in the world.

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