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Burton Blatt Institute - Southeast

Creating opportunities for people with disabilities

Burton BlattThe Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University reaches around the globe in its efforts to advance the civic, economic, and social participation of people with disabilities. BBI builds on the legacy of Burton Blatt, former dean of SU’s School of Education and a pioneering disability rights scholar, to better the lives of people with disabilities.

Atlanta is home to BBI Southeast, one of three offices operated by the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University. Other offices are located in Syracuse and Washington, D.C. 

 Serving an eight-state region that includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee, BBI Southeast is comprised of two federally-funded projects: 

  • Southeast ADA Center—provides information, training, and guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and disability access tailored to the needs of business, government, and individuals at local, state, and regional levels. The center also conducts research to reduce and eliminate barriers to employment and economic self-sufficiency, and to increase the civic and social participation of Americans with disabilities.
  • Southeast Technical Assistance and Continuing Education Center—the mission of the TACE Center Region IV (Southeast TACE) is to provide technical assistance (TA) and continuing education (CE) activities that meet the strategic goals and program performance needs of state Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agencies and their community partners. This is accomplished through a partnership with a resource network of subject matter experts.

Visit the BBI Southeast website for more information.