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.
Now Available: IRIS District-Level Professional Development
The IRIS Center is proud to offer our new school- and district-level professional development hours platform. This online solution to district PD needs provides a high degree of flexibility for teachers and customization and affordability benefits for administrators. Click the link below to learn more and to get started!LEARN MORE >
New IRIS Module: Youth with Disabilities in Juvenile Corrections
This Module, second in a two-part series, addresses considerations and recommendations for transitioning youth from juvenile corrections facilities back to community, school, and workplace settingsCLICK HERE TO BEGIN >
New IRIS Module: Autism Spectrum Disorder (Part 2): Evidence-Based Practices
This Module, second in a two-part series, highlights strategies that have been shown to be effective in teaching appropriate behaviors and skills and decreasing inappropriate behaviors with children and youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It next explores several strategies that are particularly effective with young children, elementary and middle school students, and high school students (est. completion time: 3 hours).CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED >
IRIS Is Honored!: 2017 Exemplary Program Award
The IRIS Center is proud to be honored as a 2017 Exemplary Program by the American Council on Rural Special Education (ACRES). The award recognizes programs that have "demonstrated outstanding accomplishments related to rural special education." Our sincere gratitude to ACRES and to Kevin Miller from Buffalo State College who accepted the award on our behalf.