KU autism conference to feature wide range of sessions for professionals, scientists, families
Researchers, students, professionals, educators, families and advocates are invited to Autism Across the Life Span, an annual conference presented by the Kansas Center for Autism Research & Training (K-CART) at the University of Kansas Life Span Institute.
Measure to Teach Students Self-Determination Translated to American Sign Language, Shown to be Effective with Deaf Youth
LAWRENCE — A research-based assessment of self-determination is effective with deaf youth and speakers of American Sign Language, a new study from the University of Kansas and the University of Texas at Austin has shown.
Staff Share Systems of Support for Employment and Transition with Disability Caucus
Staff from the KU Life Span Institute joined dozens of individuals with disabilities, advocates and professionals from across the state Aug. 10-12 at the Kansas Disability Caucus in Topeka, Kan.
Mosconi to Co-Chair Annual Meeting of International Society for Autism Research
Matt Mosconi, interim associate director and senior scientist at the KU Life Span Institute, has been selected to help lead the scientific program for the International Society for Autism Research, or INSAR, over the next two years.
REDCap Reports With Longitudinal Data
This post will illustrate how to use reports and calculated fields in REDCap to “flatten” data across events and arms. It will cover the basics of setting up Events and Arms in a project, and then illustrate the problem with the default data “report” of all data. Finally, it will step through…
KU Life Span Institute Finance Administrator Named Haskell Board of Regents President
Brittany Hall, a staff member at the KU Life Span Institute, has been elected president of the National Board of Regents of Haskell Indian Nations University.
Understanding survey bots and tools for data validation: Strategies for identifying possibly fraudulent responses
If you plan to have an open research survey that you distribute through email lists or social media, especially if you indicate that you will be compensating your survey subjects, you should expect to have your survey completed by “bots” and should plan accordingly.
KU Center Director, Interim Liberal Arts Dean Receives Research Award from International Congress on Infant Studies
The International Congress of Infant Studies (ICIS) honored John Colombo, director of the KU Life Span Institute and interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, with an award recognizing his 35 years of research.
Missouri Scientist to Discuss Overdose Crisis, Need to Improve Addiction Treatment Systems, Policies
LAWRENCE — Longtime disinvestment in health and social supports, roadblocks to treatment, historical trauma and the addition of fentanyl to the drug supply have combined to put Black communities at great risk for drug overdoses and deaths. In St.
KU Autism Conference to Feature Research for Families, Professionals, Educators
The Kansas Center for Autism Research and Treatment will host the conference Autism Across the Life Span on April 8 at the KU Edwards Campus BEST Building.
New Research Pinpoints Promising Gene Target Specific Language Impairment
LAWRENCE — A study from the University of Kansas recently published in the peer-reviewed journal Brain Sciences identifies a new gene target related to Specific Language Impairment (SLI).