Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

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Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
Agency overview
Agency executive
  • Alexa E. Posny, Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
Parent agency United States Department of Education
Child agency
Website http://www.ed.gov/osers

The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) is a program of the United States Department of Education. OSERS' official mission is "to provide leadership to achieve full integration and participation in society of people with disabilities by ensuring equal opportunity and access to, and excellence in, education, employment and community living."

OSERS was established by 20 U.S.C. § 3417, and is composed of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services and three program components:

Alexa E. Posny, Ph.D., is the current Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. Primary laws and statutes authorizing OSERS' programs and activities include:

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