NICHCY is the center that provides information (in English and Spanish) to the nation on:
- disabilities in children and youth;
- programs and services for infants, children, and youth with disabilities;
- IDEA, the nation’s special education law; and
- research-based information on effective practices for children with disabilities.
NICHCY’s special focus is children and youth (birth to age 22). Anyone can use their services—families, educators, administrators, journalists, students.
NICHCY develops and distributes fact sheets on specific disabilities, parent support groups, general information for parents, federal special education law. NICHCY also maintains contact information on many state and national parent groups and disability agencies/organizations for networking and referral purposes.
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11.10.11: Added 3 docs. in response to eBlast: 1) The Short and Sweet IEP Overview, 2) Resources for Military Families with Disabled Children, 3) Organization Gateway. - RY
Updated contact info, Details-MP
Date Entered: 6/1/1997
Date Edited: 12/3/2012
Date Revised: 3/13/2012
Health Referral Number: HR2002
Accession Number: DP91A0571 NHIC Home Page