“For a sustainable and shared future, it is important to have all voices heard and IDPP gave me the opportunity to do just that.” Harshala Chandraiah’s passion for public policy research led her to join IDPP as a Research Associate.
On April 8, 2019, the Institute on Disability and Public Policy (IDPP), alongside American University and more than 100 disability advocates and higher education institutions from 40 countries, signed onto a historic global compact on persons with disabilities in higher education.
First of its kind, Special Smiles is a comprehensive data-set on the lives of persons with intellectual disabilities.
"The entire site visit was incredible,” said IDPP Research Associate Nathan Banks. “I’m fascinated by the internal processes organizations like PAHO use. I’m so grateful to have been able to see what this line of work is like firsthand.”