Who We Are

The National Center for College Students with Disabilities (NCCSD), established December 1, 2015, is a federally-funded project under the U.S. Department of Education (P116D150005), through the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) . Our home is at the Institute on Community Integration (ICI) at the University of Minnesota .

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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.