Office of special education and rehabilitative services

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
Agency overview
Agency executive Alexa E. Posny, Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
Parent agency United States Department of Education
Child agency Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), Rehabilitation Services Administration
Website http://www.ed.gov/osers

The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) is a program of the United States Department of Education. OSERS' official mission is "to provide leadership to achieve full integration and participation in society of people with disabilities by ensuring equal opportunity and access to, and excellence in, education, employment and community living."

OSERS was established by 20 U.S.C. § 3417, and is composed of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services and three program components:

Alexa E. Posny, Ph.D., is the current Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. Primary laws and statutes authorizing OSERS' programs and activities include:

External links

  • Official Website
  • About OSERS
  • OSERS Mission Statement
  • 20 U.S.C. § 3417 at Cornell University Law School's Legal Information Institute

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