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Center on Human Development and Disability


Adults and Elders

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Haring Center /Experimental
Education Unit

Genetics Program

Haring Center/ Experimental Education Unit (EEU)

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Ilene Schwartz, Director, 206-616-3450

The Norris and Dorothy Haring Center for Research and Training in Inclusive Education is an integrated early childhood program dedicated to improving the lives of children with developmental disabilities and other special needs as well as their families and those who work on their behalf. The Haring Center is animated by a vision of a world in which children of all abilities learn, play and grow together. This vision is advanced through a three part model in which leading edge research is verified and broadly disseminated:

Applied Research Unit. University of Washington faculty and researchers build on 50 years of innovation in early childhood and special education, continually identifying and developing new approaches to working with children.

Experimental Education Unit. With its 10 inclusive classrooms, test and therapy facilities and family support program, the EEU provides a platform for university research while, at the same time, serving the needs of children and families in the region.

Professional Development Unit. Consultants and trainers at the PDU work with professionals throughout Washington state and beyond. Through workshops, training programs and direct assistance, the PDU makes the high quality services of the EEU available to children everywhere.

The center, part of the University of Washington College of Education, is located on the university’s Seattle campus, adjacent to the Center on Human Development and Disability.

Haring Center Applied Research Unit Projects

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University of Washington • Center on Human Development and Disability Box 357920 • Seattle WA 98195-7920 USA • 206-543-7701 •

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