Who We Are
In 2021, a federal discretionary grant (P116D210002) was awarded via the National Center for Information and Technical Support for
Postsecondary Students with Disabilities Program (NCITSPSD) to the
University of Minnesota’s Institute on Community Integration (ICI-UMN), in full partnership with the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) and is authorized by Congress in the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (777.4).
The National Center for College Students with Disabilities (NCCSD), was first established December 1, 2015, under federal funding from the U.S. Department of Education (P116D150005), through the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE).
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What We Do
Our mission is in the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008. The NCCSD has three purposes:
- Provide technical assistance and information to anyone needing information about disability and higher education, including college students, their families, faculty, college administrators and staff, disability services professionals, researchers, and policymakers. We accomplish this through our national online clearinghouse and through our student group, DREAM. We also welcome questions and may contact us at any time.
- Collect information and do research about disability services at campuses in the United States, sharing findings with the public. For more information, see our research page.
- Report to the U.S. Department of Education about the current status of college students with disabilities in the U.S.