Feature Issue on Engaging Communities Underrepresented in Disability Research

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Volume 35, Number 3 | Winter 2022-23

Engaging Communities Underrepresented in Disability Research

Issue Editors:

Tawara D. Goode, director, National Center for Cultural Competence, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

Teresa Nguyen, director, Community Living Equity Center, Lurie Institute for Disability Policy, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts

Julie Bershadsky, director, Community Living and Employment, Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Managing Editor: Janet Stewart

Graphic Designer: Sarah Curtner

Web Developers: Shawn Lawler, Jonathon Walz

Impact is published by the Institute on Community Integration (UCEDD), and the Research and Training Center on Community Living and Employment (RTC), College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota. It is supported, in part, by Grant #90DDUC0070 from the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), to the Institute; and Grant #90RTCP0003 from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), HHS, to the RTC. Additional support for this issue was provided by Grant #5 T73MC12835-14-00 from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, HHS, to the Minnesota LEND.

The views expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Institute, Centers or University. The content does not necessarily represent the policy of the US Department of Health and Human Services, or Department of Education, and endorsement by the Federal Government should not be assumed.

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