Disability Resources and Educational Services



  • ADA 25 logo 1990-2015
    Advancing Equal Access

    Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

  • 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.

  • 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

  • ADA25 Employer Networking Event
  • Library Services for People with Disabilities

    The University Library is debuting a new program to provide library assistance to students, faculty, and staff with disabilities. Students can make an appointment to get specialized library help by email, through a webform, or by paper form.

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.

  • Brad Hedrick Head Shot
    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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