Disability Resources and Educational Services



  • Brad Hedrick Head Shot
    Brad Hedrick Retires
    Brad Hedrick retired after 33 years of service to the Division of Disability Resources and Educational Resources. A reception was held on September 12, 2014 to honor his many accomplishments - see the video at: http://www.ahs.illinois.edu/About/eNewsletters/fall14/hedrick.aspx.
  • 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.
  • Male underwater in cage with scuba gear
    Study Abroad
    Rob Kozarek shares the benefits of a study abroad experience while at U of I.

A History of Firsts

  • 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.
  • Student representatives at the Illinois Pavilion
    2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival Highlights
    DRES contributes to the Illinois Pavilion at the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.
  • Breaking ground in 1948
    Illinois is first post-secondary institution to provide a support service program enabling students with disabilities to attend.
  • 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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