Housed at Clemson University in South Carolina, the National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities (NDPC-SD) supports the national implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and its provisions to provide successful school outcomes for students with disabilities. The center serves state and local education agencies, policymakers, researchers, school administrators, teachers, other practitioners, and parents.
- Uses evidence-based research to support state education agencies in developing model drop-out prevention programs within their local school districts
- Provides information about effective drop-out prevention strategies, technical assistance, and program replication
- Partners with EDC’s Urban Special Education Leadership Collaborative and the Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA) to carry out its goals and activities
EDC’s responsibilities include identifying model programs across the country, planning, networking, and dissemination.
EDC Project Director: David P. Riley
Funders: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Office of Special Education Programs
Partners: Clemson University; Intercultural Development Research Association
(EDC is a subcontractor on this project to Clemson University.)