Disability Resources and Educational Services


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    DRES Virtual Open Houses for Incoming University of IL Students

    Have questions????   DRES has the answers. . . . . 

  • DRES Statement on anti-Asian American Hate and Xenophobia
  • Sarah McCabe is presented the Fine Scholarship by Susann Sears
    DRES Achievement and Leadership Awards Application available

    DRES Achievement and Leadership Awards  ** Deadline February 15, 2021

  • Santa Stop 2020

    This year, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and social distancing regulations, organizations from the disability community are coming together in collaboration to celebrate the holidays!

  • Welcome Back Students!

    Welcome back students!  Most of our services will be remote but we are here to support you!

  • 2020 Illinois Wheelchair Camps Are Live!

    Our 2020 Illinois Wheelchair Basketball & Track Camps Registration is LIVE!


  • 2019 DSO Holiday Party Photos

    Click this link to see photos from the 2019 DSO Holiday Party!

  • 9th Annual Disability Awareness Program

    9th Annual Disability Awareness Program-Your Voice Matters

  • DRES Unveils Legacy Project

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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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