The Lurie Institute for Disability Policy

The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University

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Ruderman Social Justice in Disability Scholars Program

Established in 2013 through the generosity of the  Ruderman Family Foundation, the Ruderman Social Justice in Disability Scholars Program was a four-year long program for Brandeis undergraduates with an interest in disability issues to expand their knowledge and experience in the field to become more effective researchers and advocates. 15 students graduated from the program, all of whom received specialized training in disability policy via an array of educational and professional opportunities, including an HSSP class on disability policy, a summer internship, and a year-long research assistantship under the direction of a Brandeis faculty member engaged in disability research. Through this multifaceted combination of education, research and hands-on experience, the Ruderman Scholars gained valuable knowledge and skills to approach their work in disability policy with confidence. 

Knowledge Advancing Social Justice

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