In Memoriam: Jay Turnbull

January 7, 2009

Turnbull Family picture

AUCD joins others in the disability community in mourning the loss of Jay Turnbull. Jay was the son of Ann and Rud Turnbull, founders of the Beach Center on Disability at Kansas University, a center affiliated with the Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies and the Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities. Jay passed away of natural causes Wednesday morning in his home.

After receiving a diagnosis of multiple intellectual disabilities at a young age, Jay inspired his parents to research systems to improve the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. The stories Ann and Rud shared about Jay in their work to promote inclusion and opportunities for people with disabilities touched many lives worldwide.

The thoughts and prayers of AUCD are with Jay's family and friends.

>>Read more about Jay on the Beach Center's website.

>>Read more about Jay from the Lawrence Journal.