Community Living Policy Center


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Lurie Institute for Disability Policy

The Lurie Institute for Disability Policy is part of the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. The Heller School includes a leading community of scholars committed to progressive social policy and development, specifically designed to advance careers committed to social change.
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University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

UCSF was the previous home of the CLPC, specifically within the Institute for Health and Aging. UCSF is a leading university dedicated exclusively to the health sciences, and is one of the 10 campuses of the University of California network. UCSF brings together world leaders from nearly every area of health, and houses five Nobel laureates.
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Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)

AUCD is a membership organization that supports and promotes a national network of university-based interdisciplinary programs. Network members consist of 67 UCEDD organizations, 52 LEND programs, and 14 IDDRC's. AUCD provides support through leadership, advocacy, and networking. Their mission is to improve the health, education, social, and economic well-being of all people with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and their communities by supporting their members in research, education, health, and service activities.
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Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

ASAN is a nonprofit organization run by and for autistic people. ASAN was created as a national grassroots disability rights organization for the autistic community. Their activities include public policy advocacy, the development of autistic cultural activities, and leadership trainings for autistic self-advocates, all working towards the goal to ensure that the voices of autistic people are heard in policy debates and the halls of power.
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Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)

Founded in 1979, DREDF is a leading national civil rights law and poverty center directed by individuals with disabilities and parents who have children with disabilities. DREDF's mission is to advance the civil and human rights of people with disabilities through legal advocacy, training, education, and public policy and legislative development. DREDF envisions a just world where all people, with and without disabilities, live full and independent lives free of discrimination.
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Disability Policy Consortium (DPC)

The DPC is an advocacy and policy research organization based in Massachusetts. With the mantra "for us, by us," DPC takes the approach that disability policy should be led by incorporating those with disabilities.
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Centene Corporation

Centene Corporation is a publicly traded company and managed care enterprise serving as an intermediary for both government sponsored and privately insured healthcare programs. Centene works to improve the lives of those they serve by fulfilling healthcare needs. Centene delivers programs with a person-centered approach, and are active locally in the communities they serve.
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ADvancing States (Formerly NASUAD)

ADvancing States supports visionary leadership, the advancement of systems innovation and the articulation of national policies that support long term services and supports for older adults and people with disabilities. ADvancing States delivers programs on five levels: leadership, innovation, collaboration, advocacy, and information.
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Mike Oxford and Topeka Independent Living Resource Center

Topeka Independent Living Resource Center (TILRC) is a civil and human rights organization. Their mission is to advocate for justice, equality, and essential services for a fully integrated and accessible society for all individuals with disabilities. TILRC is owned and run by a majority of people with disabilities. Mike Oxford is the Consulting Director.
Henry Claypool, national policy expert on disabilities

Henry Claypool, National Policy Expert

Henry Claypool is the former Director of the Health and Human Services Office on Disability, and a Founding Principal Deputy Administrator of the Administration of Community Living. He served as a presidentially-appointed member of the Federal Commission on Long-Term Care, advising Congress on how long-term care can be better provided and financed for the nation's older adults and people with disabilities. He was also the Executive Vice President of the American Association of People with Disabilities.