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.

Featured Resource: Video Vignettes

Featured Resource: Video Vignettes

Video Vignettes are videos about individuals with disabilities, their families, advocates, teachers, and service providers. The collection includes videos about the history of disabilities, as well as depictions of the application of evidence-based practices in educational settings. Click the link below to visit the IRIS Resource Locator and begin your search.

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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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Recent News & Events

Announcements

OSEP Project Directors' Meeting

21 Jul 2014

Announcements

IRIS Seminars - Summer and Fall 2014

25 Jun 2014 - 26 Oct 2014

The IRIS Center Peabody College Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN 37203 iris@vanderbilt.edu. The IRIS Center is funded through a cooperative agreement with the 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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