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Through excellence in research, teaching and technical assistance, and service in Kansas, the United States of America, and globally, and through collaborations with those individuals and entities dedicated to the same ends, the Beach Center on Disability will make a significant and sustainable difference in the quality of life of families and individuals affected by disability and of those who are closely involved with them. We are a permanent unit of The University of Kansas, a major international center for research and other scholarship, teaching and learning, and service to the citizens of Kansas, the United States of America, and people throughout the world. We are affiliated with two units within the University, namely, The Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies and the School of Education’s Department of Special Education. The following collections include our research and dissemination efforts in many of our most popular research topics.

Collections in this community

  • Beach Center Access to General Curriculum [7]

    These archives contain examples of our work in Access to the General Curriculum. Access to the General Curriculum refers to the education of students with disabilities in the academic, extra-curricular, and other activities ...
  • Beach Center Cultural and Linguistic Diversity [0]

    These archives contain examples of our work in Cultural & Linguistic Diversity. Cultural and Linguistic Diversity asserts that (1) everyone deserves the same opportunities to achieve quality of life, (2) discrimination ...
  • Beach Center Disability Policy [12]

    This archive contains examples of our work in Disability Policy. Disability Policy encompasses legal and policy analysis research related to federal and state policy related to families and individuals affected by disability.
  • Beach Center Family & Professional Partnerships [6]

    This archive contains examples of our work in Family & Professional Partnerships. Family and Professional Partnerships refers to relationships (1) between families and service providers; (2) between a person with a disability ...
  • Beach Center Family Quality of Life [10]

    This archive contains examples of our work in Family Quality of Life. Families experience a high quality of life when (1) family members’ needs are met, (2) family members enjoy their time together, and (3) family members ...
  • Beach Center Health Care [3]

    This archive contains examples of our work in Health Care. Health care relates to policy and services by physicians and other health care providers to individuals with disabilities and their families.
  • Beach Center Parent to Parent [6]

    This archive contains examples of our work in Parent to Parent. Parent to Parent is a program whereby
  • Beach Center Participatory Action Research [5]

    This archive contains examples of our work in Participatory Action Research. Participatory Action Research is a means for conducting research. It requires beneficiaries of the research (for example, families and individuals ...
  • Beach Center Positive Behavior Support [21]

    This archive contains examples of our work in Positive Behavior Support. Positive behavioral support is a means for (1) determining why a person with a disability engages in behavior that impedes quality of life, independence, ...
  • Beach Center Positive Perception of Disability [5]

    This archive contains examples of our work in Positive Perceptions of Disability. Positive Perceptions of Disability proclaims that people with disabilities make positive contributions to their families and communities.
  • Beach Center Self Determination [29]

    This archive contains examples of our work in Self-Determination. Self-Determination is "both the attitudes which lead people to define goals for themselves and to their ability to take the initiative to achieve these ...

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1425 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045