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.
James Thompson Receives Fulbright Specialist Award to Portugal
James Thompson, professor of special education at the University of Kansas, has received a Fulbright Specialist Award to lead a series of plenary presentations and workshops in Portugal this semester.
New members welcomed at SWIFT Education Center
In the last year, SWIFT Education Center welcomed more new staff members to their team. The expanded team will help the Center bring an equity-based, multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) to school districts across the country.
Project Now Housed at KU Adds to 60 Years of Intellectual and Developmental Disability Research at the University
One of only three federally funded longitudinal data projects of national significance that collects and analyzes how public funds are expended on services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities has moved to the University of Kansas, building on 60 years of work in the field
KU Lands Grants to Work with Families, Communities to Improve Transition for Individuals with Disabilities
The University of Kansas has secured a pair of grants that will enable researchers to partner with community leaders, self-advocates with disabilities, and families to help improve the transition of young people with disabilities from school to vocational training, higher education, and careers.
International Report on Autism Offers Comprehensive Model of Autism Care
A new, comprehensive model of autism care and treatment that prioritizes personalized, stepped care approaches is urgently needed, according to a new international report published in The Lancet. The report calls for global coordination to reform research, care, and treatment for autism.
KU-Led National Health Project Awarded $600,000 Grant to Study Experiences of People with Disabilities Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic
An established KU research program that surveys Americans with disabilities about their health has been awarded a $600,000 grant to document experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, including those of marginalized populations within the disability community, such as LGBTQ+ individuals.
Autism Research That Relies On Preschool Peers Receives Grant To Study Predictive Factors For Communication Development
If you’ve ever witnessed the blur of activity that is a typical preschool-age child, it can be difficult to imagine them as disciplined research partners. For more than 20 years, scientists at KU and elsewhere have studied interventions that pair young children with autism with their peers.
KU collaborative project that will evaluate method to help children’s literacy skills awarded $3.5 million
LAWRENCE – A national team that includes researchers from the University of Kansas has launched a five-year, $3.5 million project to study the efficacy of a language and comprehension program for elementary-age children.
Juniper Gardens Children's Project Enrolling Preschoolers with Autism for a Research Study
Stay-Play-Talk with iPad: A Communication Intervention for Children with Autism and Peer Buddies This study is a good match if: