Disability Resources and Educational Services


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    Congratulations DRES Graduates!

    We are so proud of your accomplishments and have enjoyed working with you while you have been on campus! Now go out and #findabetterway!

  • student in wheelchair with Secretary Arne Duncan
    Secretary Duncan Visits with DRES Students

    Secretary of Education Arne Duncan started the third day of the Ready for Success back to school tour on the University of Illinois campus.

  • Wheelchair road racer on the track
    Illinois well represented at U.S. Paralympics Track and Field World Championships

    Eleven Illini to compete in U.S. Paralympics Track and Field World Championships

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    Please Like us on Facebook

    DRES now on Facebook! We hope you will visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/UIUC.DRES/ for announcements and updates about events, articles, and information that will serve you well.

  • Culture of Disability Expo

    The first ever Culture of Disability Expo at the University of Illinois was a hit!

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.

  • 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.

  • US Secretary of Education visits DRES

    Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited DRES and talked with our students on his Ready for Success back to school tour.

  • Brad Hedrick Head Shot
    Brad Hedrick Retires

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

  • Dr. Tim Nugent shaking hands with University of Illinois President Dr. Robert Easter
    Dr. Tim Nugent Received Honorary Degree

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

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