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


The National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY) is a national information and referral center. NICHCY provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals. At the NICHCY website you can access a list of state agencies, national agencies, toll free numbers, or read definitions and explanations on various disabilities. You can also contact NICHCY by email or a toll free phone number and have your questions answered.


  1. Go to the following URL: [Website is no longer active.]
  2. Explore the site.
  3. Use the bookmark capabilities of your browser to save the site location for future use.

This lesson is part of the series "DO-IT Lessons" developed by the University of Washington. Creation of the series of lessons is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grant numbers 9255803 and 9550003. The lessons are now maintained through funds from the State of Washington. The University of Washington holds the copyright to the series of lessons, however ownership of the Internet resources referenced in the lessons may be found at the resource site. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed at these sites are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation, the University of Washington or the State of Washington.