Dole Human Development Center

1000 Sunnyside Ave. Lawrence, KS 66045

The center was dedicated Aug. 25, 1990, and named in honor of Kansas Sen. Robert J. Dole, an advocate for people with disabilities. Kiene & Bradley Design Group designed the $12 million classroom and clinic space, which houses undergraduate and graduate departments and research and training centers, including the Department of Applied Behavioral Science and affiliates such as the Child and Family Services Clinic, gerontology, early childhood autism, the Edna A. Hill Child Development Center and the Sunnyside Infant-Toddler Program, and the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences and Disorders. Also in DHDC are the Schiefelbusch Life Span Institute and affiliates such as the Gerontology Center, the Center on Developmental Disabilities, the Merrill Advanced Studies Center and the Research and Training Center on Independent Living.

The University Daily Kansan newsroom and the radio-TV sequence of the School of Journalism also have offices, classrooms, studios and labs here; the Stan and Madeline Stauffer Multimedia Newsroom was dedicated Oct. 1, 2004.

The Department of Applied Behavioral Science was formerly the Department of Human Development and Family Life; the name was changed in August 2004. The department, established in 1964, was founded on programs affiliated with the home economics department, long chaired by Edna A. Hill, founder in 1943 of the first nursery school at KU. After her 1967 retirement, the child development center was named in her honor.