OSERSis the subdivision of the federalDepartment of Educationthat deals with both special education and vocational rehabilitation for adults. Here is a linkto the OSERS website.
Alexa Posny is currently the Commissioner of theKansasDepartment of Education. She has formerly served as Director of the federal Office of Special Education Programs and as the state Special Education for Kansas. Here is anotherbiographyof the nominee.
I have seen her speak and she is a very effective and witty communicator. Good luck to the nominee from the special education law blog.