Who we are
The Center brings together various programs and faculty of the University to explore the dimensions of disability in society. With co-directors, Professor Steve Taylor, Director of the Center on Human Policy, and Professor Arlene Kanter, Director of the Disability Law and Policy Program, the Center is governed by a Steering Committee.
In addition to the Steering Committee, the Center collaborates with affiliated faculty and staff across the SU campus.
The Center encompasses four components:
THE CENTER ON HUMAN POLICY
The Center on Human Policy (CHP) began as a Syracuse University based policy, research, and advocacy organization involved in the national movement to insure the rights of people with disabilities. Since its founding in 1971, the Center has been involved in the study and promotion of open settings (inclusive community opportunities) for people with disabilities.
CHP staff and associates include educators, human services professionals, people with disabilities, graduate students, and family members of children and youth with disabilities. The CHP has had an Advocacy Board composed of people with disabilities, parents, and interested citizens that serves as an independent voice on behalf of the rights of people with disabilities in the community.
The CHP has been involved with a broad range of local, statewide, national and international activities, including policy studies, research, information and referral, advocacy, training and consultation, and information dissemination.
The CHP’s work now continues and expands as part of the new Center on Human Policy, Law, and Disability Studies.