AN AFFILIATE OF THE LIFE SPAN INSTITUTE & THE DEPT. OF SPECIAL EDUCATION

Beach Center on Disability

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The Families section of our website is currently unavailable. Please bear with us as we prepare to launch a newer website in early 2017.

The Family Research Toolkit is now listed under Education & Training.

What It Is

Our research has a single purpose:  to learn how policies, programs, and professionals support families to enhance family quality of life and meet the needs of their family member with a disability.

That means learning about families' strengths and needs and what families can do for themselves while also receiving support from professionals, friends, and community members. 

What We're Doing

In this section we describe our past and present research about family quality of life, partnerships, family supports in early childhood, family control of Medicaid funds, Parent-to-Parent support programs, and person-centered planning.