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PUBLIC LAW 101-476—OCT. 30, 1990 104 STAT. 1133 "(d) The Secretary is authorized to provide directly or by grant, contract, or cooperative agreement, technical assistance to State educational agencies on matters pertaining to the effective implementation of section 613(a)(3).". SEC. 403. CLEARINGHOUSES. Section 633 (20 U.S.C. 1433) is amended to read as follows: "CLEARINGHOUSES "SEC. 633. (a) The Secretary is authorized to make grants to, or enter into contracts or cooperative agreements with, public agencies or private nonprofit organizations or institutions for the establishment of three national clearinghouses: on children and youth with disabilities; on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities; and on careers in special education, to— "(1) collect, develop, and disseminate information, "(2) provide technical assistance, "(3) conduct coordinated outreach activities, "(4) provide for the coordination and networking with other relevant national, State, and local organizations and information and referral resources, "(5) respond to individuals and organizations seeking information, and "(6) provide for the synthesis of information for its effective utilization by parents, professionals, individuals with disabilities, and other interested parties. "(b) The national clearinghouse for children and youth with disabilities shall: "(1) Collect and disseminate information (including the development of materials) on characteristics of infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities and on programs, legislation, and services relating to their education under this Act and other Federal laws. "(2) Participate in programs and services related to disability issues for providing outreach, technical assistance, collection, and dissemination of information; and promoting networking of individuals with appropriate national. State, and local agencies and organizations. "(3) Establish a coordinated network and conduct outreach activities with relevant Federal, State, and local organizations and other sources for promoting public awareness of disability issues and the availability of information, programs, and services. "(4) Collect, disseminate, and develop information on current and future national. Federal, regional, and State needs for providing information to parents, professionals, individuals with disabilities, and other interested parties relating to the education and related services of individuals with disabilities. "(5) Provide technical assistance to national, Federal, regional, State and local agencies and organizations seeking to establish information and referral services for individuals with disabilities and their families. "(6) In carrying out the activities in this subsection, the clearinghouse will include strategies to disseminate information to underrepresented groups such as those with limited English proficiency.