Disability Resources and Educational Services


  • Picture of Hugo Trevino on white background with information about disability awareness  program on November 8, 2017 from 7 - 9
    7th Annual Disability Awareness Program

    Come join us for the 7th Annual Disability Awareness Program on November 8 from 7-9 pm at SDRP Multipurpose Rooms (2nd Floor, ABC).

  • Illini Athletes Bring Home the Medals
  • DRES Wins Award for Energy Conservation Efforts

    The 2016 Energy Conservation Incentive Program (ECIP) recognized outstanding individual and team efforts to increase energy conservation in nine facilities on Campus Sustainability Day. Click here to read the full story. 

  • Paige Lewis, Vince Schaub, Pat Malik, Dan Mast standing in front of multicolored painting
    DRES Receives 2016 Larine Y. Cowan “Make a Difference” Award

    The Wireless Elevator Remote Control project exemplifies the best about the University of Illinois and its leadership in accessibility.  Watch award video at:  https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/Elevator/1_e4uhpvwj.

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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