Thanks to Kristen Hager, for spending most of her summer typing for us, and for her useful comments on the text, to Diane Arnt and Cynthia Dunn for help with typing, research, and editorial comments.
Kathy Smith did essential work for us by editing all the pieces with a nice eye for balance between individual expressive style and usage conformity. Stanley Klein, and, especially, Max Schleifer of Exceptional Parent Press gave us a free hand and a great deal of encouragement, as well as substantive and technical support. David Jones, also of the Exceptional Parent Press, went well beyond the call of duty to see this project through to the end. Ellen Herman designed and coordinated the production process with a sympatico heart.
We owe an intellectual and emotional debt to Gunnar and Rosemary Dybwad, Ruth Snider, Father Henry Marquardt, Dale Anderson, and Peg Pyne for helping us to see and understand.
The Handbook would have come about were it not for the funding and encouragement given to the Kennedy Aging Project by the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., Foundation, and the Department of Mental Retardation of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.