Welcome to the IRIS Center

The IRIS Center is a national center dedicated to improving education outcomes for all children, especially those with disabilities birth through age twenty-one, through the use of effective evidence-based practices and interventions.

Books: Portrayals of People with Disabilities

Books: Portrayals of People with Disabilities

Curated in conjunction with Mary Anne Prater, a leading expert in the field today, this search tool contains information and synopses of children’s and young adult literature about or having to do with people with disabilities. Click the link to begin your search.

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Evidence-Based Practice Summaries

Evidence-Based Practice Summaries

These summaries of research about the effectiveness of instructional strategies and interventions contain links to research reports and include information about an intervention’s level of effectiveness and the age groups for which it is designed. Click the link below to get started!

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Sample Syllabi Collection

Sample Syllabi Collection

Our Sample Syllabi Collection is designed to offer examples of the ways in which IRIS resources about evidence-based practices can be integrated into coursework about all students, especially those with disabilities.

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New <i>STAR Legacy</i> Module on Secondary Transition

New STAR Legacy Module on Secondary Transition

This new resource covers topics including the importance of IEP planning, helping students to become better advocates for their own needs, and the critical role of outside agencies such as vocational rehabilitation.

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Recent News & Events

Announcements

Remembering Janette Klingner

15 Apr 2014

Announcements

IRIS at DEC in St. Louis (October)

07 Oct 2014 - 09 Oct 2014

The IRIS Center Peabody College Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN 37203 iris@vanderbilt.edu. The IRIS Center is funded through a cooperative agreement U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) Grant #H325E120002. The contents of this Website do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Project Officers, Sarah Allen and Tracie Dickson.

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