Enter the Gateway to National Organizations

Would it surprise you to know that your friends at the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) are actually a very small group of passionate people serving a very large nation of hard-working early interventionists, educators, and families? We've learned over the years how to stretch limited resources to serve many thousands of requesters and information seekers. One of our favorite strategies is to offer as much information … [Read more...]

What do teachers do in the summer? Learn!

Contrary to popular belief, teachers don’t have summers “off” to work on their tans and sip Mai Tais. Many work summer jobs to make ends meet, cover a summer session or two, or complete coursework for additional certifications or advanced degrees. And nearly all teachers engage in some type of professional learning. As state and district budgets continue to shrink, more and more of that professional learning is self-directed. So, if you’re … [Read more...]

NICHCY’s website can talk!

By Kori Hamilton and Elaine MulliganNational Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)Here, at NICHCY, we try to be keep our website user friendly and accessible. Our website is easy to navigate, compliant with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, written in plain language, and translated into Spanish. As much as those things contribute to our ability to provide information to a vast audience, there are still many web users who … [Read more...]

Check out our new look on your mobile device!

By Elaine Mulligan National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)The power of the webHere at NICHCY, we spend a lot of time talking about, tweaking, and trying to improve our website. That’s probably 10% because we’re technology geeks and 90% our acknowledgement of the power of the web. We’re a small organization made up of six individuals, so we know that our website can reach exponentially more users than our six sets … [Read more...]

Six things you might not know about IEPs

By Elaine Mulligan National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) It’s time to start a new school year, and that means familiarizing yourself with the IEPs of your students with disabilities. For most teachers, that means checking out each student’s learning goals for the year and, if appropriate, the accommodations the student needs in the classroom. But there’s so much more to the IEP! Here are six aspects of the … [Read more...]

NOTICE: The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) is no longer in operation. Our funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) ended on September 30, 2013. Our website and all its free resources will remain available until September 30, 2014.