Collaborations and Partnerships

Collaborations and Partnerships

BBI’s mission—advancing the lives of people with disabilities—is made possible through our diverse collaborations and partnerships. We look forward to working together to positively impact people with disabilities.

Each of these partners has a unique set of experiences, research, and knowledge around disability and provide for creative solutions. BBI partners across disciplines at Syracuse University and other educational institutions as well as with public and private agencies. Separate we will not be able to solve the challenges facing people with disabilities. Together as partners we will bring about positive change. 

If you are interested in collaborating with BBI, please contact Executive Director Michael Morris.

Affiliated Researchers

Syracuse University Partners

Regional Partners

National Partners

  • Center for Health Services Research and Policy
  • Center for International Rehabilitation
  • Center for Personal Assistance Services
  • Center for Population Economics
  • Center for Workforce Development
  • Center for the Study and Advancement of Disability Policy
  • Corporate Gray
  • Disability Research Institute
  • Disability Rights Bar Association
  • Disability Rights Legal Center
  • Global Universal Design Commission
  • Disability Statistics Center
  • Independent Living Research Utilization
  • Institute on Disability and Public Policy
  • Job Accommodation Network
  • National Disability Institute
  • The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research

Government Agencies

  • National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
  • National Council on Disability
  • NYS Office of Mental Health
  • Onondaga County
  • Social Security Administration
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • U.S.Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Disability U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
  • U.S. Department of Labor

International Partners

  • Global Partnership for Disability and Development
  • Government of Israel
  • Norwegian Social Research
  • World Bank

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