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.

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.

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

2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival Highlights

DRES contributes to the Illinois Pavilion at the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

Brad Hedrick Head Shot
Brad Hedrick Retires

Brad Hedrick retired after 33 years of service to the Division of Disability Resources and Educational Resources.