ABOUT THE HAMMILL INSTITUTE ON DISABILITIES
The Institute was organized in 2005 exclusively for charitable, scientific, and educational purposes to enhance the well-being of people with disabilities, their parents, and the professionals who are devoted to their interests.
As a nonprofit publisher, the Institute collaborates with professional associations to publish society journals and monographs. The associations for which the Institute publishes scholarly, peer-review journals include the American Council on Rural Special Education, the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association, the Association for Positive Behavioral Support, the Council for Learning Disabilities, and six divisions of the Council for Exceptional Children (Council for Children with Behavior Disorders, Council for Educational Diagnostic Services, Division for Career Development and Transition, Division for Communication Disorders and Deafness, Division for Developmental Disabilities, and the Division for Research).
In addition to publishing professional journals, mostly in low-incidence disability areas, the Institute publishes (a) books and instructional materials that focus on the education, rehabilitation, and transition of people who have special needs and (b) assessments that are used to identify individuals with disabilities and determine the severity of their problems, inventory their specific intervention needs, and monitor their progress.
The Institute also supports and conducts scientific research. Among its initial activities will be a concerted effort to identify those individuals who made significant contributions to the field of disability between the years 1800 and 1960 and to document in depth the nature and importance of their accomplishments in terms of today’s efforts to improve the lives of people with disabilities.