Assessing the Need for a National Disability Survey: Final Report. Acknowledgments


This report reflects the combined efforts of many people, including our U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) project officer, Hakan Aykan, who provided thoughtful guidance and input to the planning and development of this report. At Mathematica Policy Research, David Wittenburg provided useful comments on an early draft of the report and Sharon Clark led the production effort.

We greatly appreciate the generous contributions of the numerous federal and state agency staff who responded to our questions about the nature of their disability data needs. Their input was a critical first step in our assessment of the need for a national disability survey. We particularly appreciate the time and input of the federal staff who participated in the Federal Advisory Expert Panel meeting. These individuals include Hugh Berry, Vince Campbell, Henry Claypool, Jeremy Cox, John Crews, John Drabek, Terence McMenamin, Mark Nord, Georgeanne Patmios, Allison Percy, Harvey Schwartz, Teresa Souza, and Robert Weathers.

We also are grateful to the Technical Advisory Group members who provided their ideas and expertise in developing options to address disability data limitations. These individuals include Matthew Brault, Paul Davies, Pamela Doty, John Drabek, Howard Goldman, Jean Hall, Andrew Houtenville, Charlie Lakin, Helen Lamont, Mitch LaPlante, Pamela Loprest, Jennifer Madans, Jason Petroski, and Brenda Spillman.

The opinions, conclusions, and any errors in this report are the sole responsibility of the authors and do not reflect the official views of ASPE, the agencies that provided input to the study, or Mathematica.

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