Steve Mendelsohn, J.D.

BBI Researcher and Co-Principial Investigator, Asset Accumulation and Economic Self-Sufficiency Project

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Steve Mendelsohn joins BBI as Co-Principal Investigator on the Asset Accumulation and Economic Self-Sufficiency Project and as a researcher on BBI's project with the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Personal Attendant Services (PAS). He is an attorney and policy advocate who has been working for over 25 years to advance full societal participation and economic self-sufficiency for Americans with disabilities. Through research, advocacy and public education in presentations, testimony, papers and books, he has worked in areas spanning information technology access to tax law to asset development.

Mr. Mendelsohn, a lifelong New Yorker who has recently moved to California, is the author of several books including "Tax Options and Strategies for People with Disabilities." Since 2001, he has been the principle consultant to the National Council on Disability (NCD) annual progress report to the President and Congress. He is currently working with the National Disability Institute (NDI) and the Real Economic Impact Tour (REI Tour) in the effort to forge asset policies for the 21st century. He formerly was a researcher with the Law, Health Policy & Disability Center (LHPDC) at the University of Iowa for the Asset Accumulation and Tax Policy Project.

Curriculum Vita: Adobe Acrobat (.pdf)


  • 2011-2012

    • Steven Mendelsohn, William N. Myhill, Michael Morris. (April 2012). Tax Subsidization of Personal Assistance Services. Disability and Health Journal, 5(2), 75-86.
    • Steven Mendelsohn, Michael Morris, William N. Myhill. (2011). State Household and Dependent Care Tax Credits to Support Personal Assistant Services. Commissioned by The RRTC: Center on Personal Assistance Services, San Francisco, CA.