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The National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY)

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NICHCY is a national information and referral center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals.

A project of the Academy for Educational Development, NICHCY focuses on children and youth from birth to age 22 and operates through a cooperative agreement with the Office of Special Education Programs within the U.S. Department of Education.

Resources on the NICHCY website and NICHCY information specialists are available to answer specific questions; offer referrals to disability organizations, parent groups, and professional associations at the state and national level; and provide NICHCY publications, including fact sheets on specific disabilities, state resource sheets and guides for parents.

The site also includes listings by state of available resources and materials are available in both Spanish and English.

Information Resources:
For more information visit NICHCY on the web, or write or call the resource offices at:

On the web
Call or write
By phone: 1-800-695-0285 (Voice/TTY)
(202) 884-8200 (Voice/TTY)
Phones are answered between 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. EST. Voice-mail is available after hours.
By fax: (202) 884-8441
By mail: NICHCY
P.O. Box 1492
Washington, DC 20013-1492