The Lurie Institute for Disability Policy

The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University

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The Lurie Institute for Disability Policy

The Lurie Institute for Disability Policy

The Lurie Institute for Disability Policy is dedicated to improving the lives of people on the autism spectrum, as well as people with other disabilities, across the lifespan through innovative social policies that foster inclusion into the mainstream of society. The Lurie Institute conducts cross-disciplinary research on disability policy in the United States with a special emphasis on autism, focusing on the lifespan of persons with disabilities and their families, and analyzing policy options for achieving the broadest integration of persons with disabilities into the mainstream of U.S. society, including their own voices in such analyses.

The Lurie Institute for Disability Policy was created with a generous gift from the Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation. Through research, policy development, education, and public engagement, the Lurie Institute provides a comprehensive approach to addressing disability issues across the lifespan. Brandeis’ ongoing scientific research into developmental disabilities, including autism, also informs the Institute’s activities.

Mission

The mission of the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy is to promote inclusive and effective policies that improve the well-being of children and adults with disabilities and their caregiving families.

News

News

We invite undergraduate students interested in the disability and public policy fields to apply for the Nathan and Toby Starr Undergraduate Fellowship


We are thrilled to announce that Monika Mitra, PhD, has been named Director of the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy as of September 2018. 


We are pleased to announce the creation of the Hon. Jonathan Brant ’68 Fellowship, which provides financial support for the research and policy efforts of doctoral students affiliated with the Lurie Institute.


In our position statement regarding the ADA Education and Reform Act (H.R. 620) we urge Congress to oppose H.R. 620 and other efforts to diminish access to mainstream society.


New policy brief outlines that "Health and Healthcare Access among Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disability 2015 - 2016"


New policy brief outlines that "Older youth receiving Supplemental Security Income are no more likely than non-recipients to drop out of school"


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