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Lurie Institute for Disability Policy

In 2007, the NLM Family Foundation provided a grant to Brandeis University to help create the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy and endow a professorship at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management. Through research, policy development, education, and public engagement, 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, and providing a comprehensive approach to addressing disability issues across the lifespan. 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. For more information, please visit the Lurie Institute’s website.