Redirect - Beach Center's Family Support Community on Facebook

This blog is, for now, not being updated and the original community of practice that spawned it and was the source of many of the great resources posted here is also gone.

But this is not the end, just a new beginning.

The Family Support community has been reborn on Facebook:

. . . and join us in creating a new community of practice
 . . . on Facebook . . . on Ning . . . on LinkedIn . . . Twitter
whereever you go online to find and share information
and resources for improving the quality of life of families
with members who have disabilities--we want to be there with you.

Click on the image or go to:  Beach Center Family Support CoP on Facebook


In Memory of Jay Turnbull

Today on January 7, 2009, we are sad to announce that our beloved friend and co-worker, Jay Turnbull died suddenly while at the start of his morning routine. Jay’s father and mother are Rud and Ann Turnbull, Co-founders and Co-Directors of the Beach Center on Disability. He was their inspiration for the Beach Center. He worked at the Beach Center from its beginning in 1988 and provided over 20 years of dedicated service. Jay quickly befriended all of us at the Beach Center and many, many friends in the Lawrence community with his endearing smile, special handshake, and infectious laughter. While Jay was widely known and welcomed in the Lawrence community, he also touched so many lives worldwide through the stories Ann and Rud shared about him and their life together. In so many ways, Jay changed the world.

Without Jay, there would be no Beach Center on Disability. He was our greatest teacher and our biggest inspiration. Jay was and continues to be the heart and soul of our work. It is in his name that we renew our dedication to making life better for all people with disabilities and their families.

You can post your memories, stories, and tributes to Jay to Jay’s friends on a blog dedicated to JT's memory at http://jayturnbullmemorial.blogspot.com/ or email them to Lois Weldon, lois@ku.edu , or Martha Blue-Banning, at mbb@ku.edu.

Visitation will be Friday evening at 6 at the Warren-McElwain Funeral Home, 120 West 13th St., Lawrence, KS.  The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vermont, Lawrence, Kansas. Rud and Ann ask you to consider making donations to the Jay Turnbull Fellowship, KU Endowment Association, 1891 Constant Avenue, Lawrence, Kansas 66045-7548, 888.653.6111.

Thank you for all your support and your prayers

The Staff of the
Beach Center on Disability