The Lurie Institute for Disability Policy

The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University

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Research and Recruitment Opportunities

The Lurie Institute offers a number of opportunities for researchers interested in topics related to public policy, healthcare outcomes and practices, financial outcomes and other salient issues affecting people with disabilities and their families. We offer a postdoctoral program for scholars who have recently completed their doctorates and wish to augment their research skills in disability-focused areas, and occasionally recruit participants to help us in our research. Our research projects place a strong emphasis on including the voices of people with disabilities, and we encourage people with lived experience to participate in our studies.  


Study Recruitment

Irina Cain is recruiting participants for a Massachusetts-based research study on the transition to independent living for young people with autism spectrum and/or intellectual disabilities.

To participate, you must be:

  • a young adult (ages 18-26) with autism and/or intellectual disability who is out of high school;
  • a parent/family member of a young person (ages 18-26) with autism and/or intellectual disability;
  • a service provider who facilitates the transition to independent living.

Interviews will be confidential, will take about 45 minutes, and will be conducted by phone or in person at a time that is convenient to the participant. A $20 gift card will be provided to participants. 

To volunteer for this study or ask additional questions, please contact: or 781-736-3585


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