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Release: July 15, 2002

Law, Health Policy & Disability Center Gets $384,000 Contract

The Disability Employment Policy Unit of the Employment and Training Administration in the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded the Law, Health Policy & Disability Center (LHPDC) at the University of Iowa College of Law a one-year, $384,000 contract to develop information, training, and technical activities that benefit youth and working age adults with disabilities.

UI Law Professor Peter Blanck is director of the LHPDC and the project’s principal investigator. Project director and LHPDC associate director Michael Morris notes that “the LHPDC will assist the Department of Labor, regional disability coordinators, and the Work Incentive Grantees nationwide through information, training, and technical assistance activities that lead to meaningful participation by youth and working adults in the workforce development system and the new One-Stop career and job development centers.”

The LHPDC is a leader in law, technology, education and research, focused on improving the quality of life for people living with disabilities. Based at the University of Iowa College of Law, with satellite offices in Washington, D.C. and elsewhere, the center concentrates on public policy and law, and their impact on people with disabilities. For more information on this and other center projects, see http://www.its.uiowa.edu/law.