The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY, an acronym derived from its original name, National Information Center for Handicapped Children and Youth) operated as a national centralized information resource on disabilities and special education for children and youth ages birth through 21 years, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. It collected, organized, and disseminated current and accurate research-based information about childhood disability and special education. The Center also disseminated information about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the nation's special education law and the No Child Left Behind Act, the nation's general education law. NICHCY focused on research, information dissemination, and providing quality information on teaching and learning. It was de-funded by the U.S. Department of Education in 2013. Its website will continue to be available until September 2014, and its resources have been moved to the Center for Parent Information and Resources.