The Beach Center's initial funding from the U.S. Department of Education enabled it to carry out research on how to support families whose members have disabilities.
We have continued that line of research about family support, taking into account not only the broad meaning of family support but also the effect of various forms of family support, including the effect of both health-care and foster-care/adoption policies and practices on how policy supports families.
This textbook contains 16 chapters. Twelve are on different categories of exceptionality. Four discuss special education, universal design for learning and inclusion, cultural diversity, and family partnerships. The theme of family partnerships is carried throughout every chapter.
featuring a student and family affected by disability and their relationship
with the professionals serving them, this book describes the history of
parent-professional relationships. It then sets out seven principles for
effective parent-professional partnerships, each based on current research; and
describes how to apply those principles when parents and professionals evaluate
and then provide an individualized appropriate education for a student. It
concludes by describing the outcomes of a free appropriate public education.
Authors: Turnbull, A., Turnbull, R., Erwin, E., Soodak, L., & Shogren, K.
Date: In press 2010
This book is a memoir of the life of the son (Jay), of Beach Center's co-founders (Ann and Rud Turnbull). It tells how Jay received support from family, friends, and professionals to live a self-determined life and how the support he receive dignified him and those who committed themselves to his life.