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Four Images, one of Professor Michael Schwartz, one of Liat Ben-Moshe, Professor Steve Taylor and Jessica Bacon, Perri Harris teaching a class, and Burton BlattThe Center on Human Policy, Law, and Disability Studies (CHPLDS) is an expansion of the Center on Human Policy, which was founded by Dr. Burton Blatt in 1971. The Center is a network of academic programs, centers, student organizations, and affiliated faculty whose research, teaching, and advocacy seeks to promote the rights of people with disabilities locally, nationally, and globally, and to facilitate a critical examination of disability as an aspect of diversity in society.

Participating SU Academic Programs and Centers

Academic Programs

Centers, Institutes, and Organizations

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Steven J. Taylor, Ph.D.
Centennial Professor of Disability Studies
Cultural Foundations of Education
Syracuse University, School of Education
805 South Crouse Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2280

Arlene S. Kanter, J.D., LL.M.
Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence
Professor of Law
Director, Disability Law and Policy Program
Syracuse University, College of Law
Syracuse, NY 13244-1030