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Conference for people with intellectual, developmental disabilities will focus on leadership, advocacy

The SOAR Conference will be led by individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and will bring together self-advocates from across the country to learn and grow.

Researchers looking for toddlers who may have autism

This study has the goal of providing guidance for therapists to predict which children will remain minimally verbal and benefit most from intensive language intervention at earlier ages.

National study led by Life Span Institute researchers asks people with disabilities to share their experiences

People with disabilities are invited to participate in a national study based at the University of Kansas that aims to document their experiences with a variety of issues to understand the needs of underrepresented communities.

KU Project Aims to Identify Risk Factors for Toddlers with Autism Who May Remain Minimally Verbal

A five-year project with KU Life Span Institute researchers are working on a study to provide guidance for therapists to predict which children will remain minimally verbal and benefit most from intensive early language intervention.

Researchers to test app that empowers students with disabilities through self-determination

Researchers at the University of Kansas who have been instrumental in developing and implementing the Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction have secured funding to test a new app that delivers the proven method to students.

Study identifies grammar challenge task with potential to identify language disorder among older children

To help identify Specific Language Impairment (SLI) in children who are beyond their preschool years, researchers at the KU Life Span Institute have evaluated a new, more grammatically challenging language task to aid in diagnosis.

SOAR conference to host individuals with disabilities to promote self-advocacy

“Nothing about us without us” has been a slogan for disability rights advocates for more than 30 years. The phrase highlights the need for people with disabilities to be at the table when decisions about disability policy are being made. 

Community health researchers support program that aims to reduce family separation

The KU Center for Community Health and Development provided support for an initiative to prevent poverty-related issues that lead to family separation in Louisiana.

Study Shows Food from Tobacco-owned brands more 'hyperpalatable' than competitors' food

Many of us know all too well the addictive nature of a big portion of food in the United States — most call it “junk food.” In fact, this kind of salty, sweet and high-fat fare makes up the lion’s share of what’s marketed to Americans.

Distinguished Professor's Lecture to Address Self-determination for People with Disabilities

Karrie Shogren will present her inaugural distinguished professor lecture, “Advancing Self-Determination: Building Systems of Supports with the Disability Community,” at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 14 in the Kansas Room of the Kansas Union.

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