978-1-55766-912-4 / 1557669120

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This fascinating volume chronicles the rich 85-year history of one of the foremost research centers in the fields of mental retardation and developmental disabilitiesthe Bureau of Child Research and its successor, the Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies at the University of Kansas. Written and edited by the founders and directors of these highly influential institutions, Doing Science and Doing Good offers an in-depth portrait of how these centers have shaped and defined their fields, supported groundbreaking research efforts, and unlocked new opportunities for all people with disabilities. Readers will

  • explore how the fields of disability and child research have changed over eight decades

  • get historical perspectives on the fieldā¬"s most renowned leaders

  • relive the discoveries that shaped research and intervention

  • survey the evolution and impact of relevant legislation

  • examine the contributions of more than a dozen affiliated programs of the LSI and the Bureau of Child Research, such as the Juniper Gardens Childrenā¬"s Project, the Beach Center on Disability, and the Life Span Institute at Parsons

  • get a clear picture of the challenges future research should address

An illuminating read for all professionals working with children, adolescents, and adults with disabilities, this book is a stirring testament to one institutionā¬"s remarkable legacyand an inspiration to any program striving to make a difference.

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