Disability Resources and Educational Services



  • R.J. Mitte Illini Union Board Speaker
    DRES co-sponsored Breaking Bad's star, R.J. Mitte, with the Illini Union board, Diversity & Social Justice Education, and R.E.A.C.T.
  • Street Closures Impacting Access to the Rehabilitation Education Center
    Stadium Dr. between First and Oak Streets and First Street between Gregory and Stadium Dr. are closed until April. DRES students will need to take alternate routes to get to the Rehabilitation Education Center. In addition MTD buses have been re-routed so please check at www.cumtd.com.
  • Matt Buchi
    Wheelchair Athletics names head coach
    The University of Illinois Wheelchair Athletic Program is excited to announce that Mr. Matthew Buchi has been hired as the Head Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Coach.
  • Male underwater in cage with scuba gear
    Study Abroad
    Rob Kozarek shares the benefits of a study abroad experience while at U of I.

A History of Firsts

  • 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.
  • Student representatives at the Illinois Pavilion
    2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival Highlights
    DRES contributes to the Illinois Pavilion at the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.
  • Breaking ground in 1948
    Illinois is first post-secondary institution to provide a support service program enabling students with disabilities to attend.
  • 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.

Events Calendar