Funding Sources

The Lurie Institute for Disability Policy was created by a generous gift from the Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation in 2007. Founded over 25 years ago, the NLM Family Foundation is dedicated to helping people with autism lead fulfilling and rewarding lives. The Foundation is further committed to understanding autism from a scientific perspective, increasing opportunities and services available to the autism community, and educating the public about autism. More

The Lurie Institute also receives funding from the following: 

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • The Health Resources and Services Administration Maternal and Child Health Research Program
  • The Massachusetts Department of Public Health. 
  • The National Institutes of Health 
  • The National Institute for Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research  
  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health