Feature Issue on Disability Rights, Disability Justice

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Volume 36, Number 3 | Winter 2023-24

Feature Issue: Disability Rights, Disability Justice for People with Intellectual, Developmental, and Other Disabilities

Issue Editors:

Nikki Villavicencio, Disability Culture and Leadership Specialist, Advocating Change Together, St. Paul, Minnesota

Jerry Smith, Marketing and Communications Director, Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota

Rebecca Dosch Brown, Director of Interdisciplinary Education, Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota

Managing Editor: Janet Stewart

Graphic Designer: Sarah Curtner

Web Developers: Shawn Lawler, Jonathon Walz

Editorial Assistant: Julia Thomalla

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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