The Beach Center on Disability is an affiliate of the Life Span Institute and The Department of Special Education within the University of Kansas. It is a multidisciplinary research and training center committed to making a significant and sustainable positive difference in the quality of life of individuals and families affected by disability and the professionals who support them. The center values setting great expectations for those with disabilities, acknowledging their positive contributions and strengths, promoting their autonomy, building their relationships and alliances and instilling their full citizenship. The center’s work has been conducted in more than 29 countries and throughout the United States. Since its founding in 1988, it has (a) conducted research, (b) carried out training and technical assistance, and (c) provided international, national, state, regional, and local leadership and service. All of this is done in collaboration with families with disabilities, individuals with disabilities, the professionals and policy leaders who serve families and individuals, and members of their respective communities. The Beach Center’s website focuses on Families, Knowledge-to- Action Guides, Disability Policy, Education and Training, and a Resource Library sorted by type, author, topic, and disability (intellectual, emotional and behavioral, autism, health impairments, early childhood intervention, deaf-blind, developmental).


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Beach Center on Disability University of Kansas Haworth Hall, Room 3136 1200 Sunnyside Avenue Lawrence, KS 66045-7534

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