National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)

Address: NICHCY, 1825 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (202) 884-8200 Fax: (202) 8848441 Email: Website:

NICHCY offers a wealth of information on disabilities! Serves the nation as a central source of information on disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth. Here, you’ll also find easy-to-read information on IDEA, the law authorizing early intervention services and special education. Our State Resource Sheets will help you connect with the disability agencies and organizations in your state. Read and freely share our many articles and publications, sign up for our newsletter, and write or call us for more personalized assistance.

NICHCY is the center that provides information 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.

    Our special focus is children and youth (birth to age 22). Anyone can use our services—families, educators, administrators, journalists, students.

    Web site, provides information on:

    Specific disabilities

    Early intervention services for infants and toddlers

    Special education and related services for children in school

    Research on effective educational practices

    Resources and connections in every state

    IEPs (individualized education programs)

    Parent materials

    Disability organizations

    Professional associations

    Education rights and what the law requires

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