Disability Resources and Educational Services



  • Congratulations to our DRES students graduating this weekend!
  • Global Accessibility Awareness Day
    2019 Global Accessibility Awareness Day Free Events

    Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) on May 16th by attending selections from over 15 free workshops and more!

  • 42nd Annual NIWBT 2019 College National Championships
    42nd Annual NIWBT 2019 College National Championships

    42nd Annual NIWBT 2019 College National Championships State Farm Center March 14-16, 2019

  • Close up of the head of Alma of the Alma Mater statue
    Congratulations to our Student Achievement and Leadership Award Winners!

    DRES congratulates our talented student award winners and thanks our alumni who make these awards possible.  

  • DRES Unveils Legacy Project

    DRES hosted disability pioneer's widow and son for a tour of the new Legacy Project

  • Female pointing to information on a screen during her presentation
    First Visiting Scholar in DRES History Presents Research

    First visiting scholar in DRES history presents research

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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