Be sure to check out the DISES Member Spotlights for May and June!

DISES is pleased to announce that Dr. Robbie Hampton was selected for the June Member Activity Spotlight. Check out her projects supporting children with disabilities in Sierra Leone.

And if you haven’t already done so, check out our May Member Activity Spotlight featuring the initiatives led by Dr. Susan O’Rourke.


Congratulations to DISES Newly Elected Board Members!

We are pleased to announce your new board leaders who will begin their terms on July 1, 2019. They are: 

President Elect – Dr. Clara Hauth

Board Members at Large – Dr. Rebekka Jezz and Dr. Robai Werunga 

Thank you for voting in the recent DISES Board of Directors Elections.


Dr. Bob Henderson, one of the founding members of DISES, dies at the age of 94


Dr. Bob Henderson, Professor Emeritus in Special Education at the University of Illinois and a primary founder of DISES, died at the age of 94 on April 10. Dr. Henderson obtained one of the first M.S. degrees in special education ever awarded in California. He had been a teacher and a principal. It was while working as a principal he saw his need for greater knowledge about working with individuals with disabilities.

He later earned his doctorate in special education from the University of Illinois under the direction of Dr. Samuel Kirk, another true pioneer in the field of special education. Dr. Henderson served on the special education faculty at the University of Illinois for forty years and was the department chair for twenty years.




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Other Announcements

The Division of International Special Education and Services (DISES) is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Saudi American Association of Special Education (SAASPED).  MORE