K. Charlie Lakin, PhD, became Director of NIDRR in August 2011. Dr. Lakin has a long history with NIDRR. As a professor at the University of Minnesota’s Institute on Community Integration, Dr. Lakin headed the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Integration for more than 20 years. He has more than 40 years experience as a teacher, researcher, consultant, and advocate in services for people with disabilities.
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