SSA Disability Research Institute
The Disability Research Institute (DRI) is funded through a cooperative agreement between the U.S. Social Security Administration , Office of Disability and Income Security Programs, and the College of Applied Life Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). The DRI works with teams across the nation to develop high-quality research that directly informs disability policy decision-makers in new and innovative ways.
The central purpose of the DRI is to conduct research and evaluations, disseminate information on disability topics and inform policymakers and the public in understanding policies as they relate to people with disabilities and programs under the Social Security Act.
The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago's Center for Rehabilitation Outcomes Research (CROR) is conducting two research projects that directly support this important effort. To learn more about these projects, click the corresponding link below.
Medical, Functional and Occupational Factors in Disability Determination
The Business of Employing People with Disabilities: Four Case Studies