Judith M. LeBlanc, Ph.D.
- Professor Emeritus of the University of Kansas, where she was a professor for 35 years in the Department of Applied Behavioral Science, and the Department of Special Education. She was also Coordinator of International Programs at the Schiefelbusch Institute for Research in Life Span Studies.
- She received her Ph.D. from the University of Kansas and is recognized in the Women's Hall of Fame of the same university.
- She is Honorary Professor of the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (Medical School) and the Universidad Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, Peru.
- Since 1981 she has been a teacher, head consultant and research director of the Centro Ann Sullivan del Peru (CASP).
- She has given numerous international conferences in Europe, United States, Latin America and Japan based on her research and over 35 years of experience working with people with different abilities.
- She is the creator of the Functional-Natural Curriculum.
- In 1998, she created the phrase "people with different abilities".