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Families, Professionals, and Exceptionality, 7th edition Textbook

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Ann Turnbull, Rud Turnbull, and Karrie Shogren from the Beach Center joined with Elizabeth Erwin and Leslie Soodak to co-author the 7th edition of their textbook entitled Families, Professionals, and Exceptionality: Positive Outcomes Through Partnerships and Trust.

National Gateway to Self-Determination

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The National Gateway to Self-Determination is a website with a broad range of research-based resources for enhancing self-determination across the lifespan.

The Impact of IDEA – 40th Anniversary

Logo for Impact of IDEA 40th Anniversary

On November 17, 2015, Michael Wehmeyer presented on a panel: The Impact of IDEA – Links to Research and Practice and his presention is titled Inclusion and the Education of Students with Extensive and Pervasive Support Needs. The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Office of Special Education Programs, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 40th Anniversary Celebration Symposium in Washington, DC.


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Drs. Michael Wehmeyer, Karrie Shogren and other researchers at the Beach Center and KUCDD are seeking students 13 to 22 years with and without disabilities and adults who know them to complete the Self-Determination Inventory Self-Report (SDI-SR). Please help us continue this measurement development process funded by the IES, U.S. Department of Education so we can validate and norm this new tool for use by All students in transition to further education, employment, and other aspects of life beyond the classroom through self-determination.