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.
KU researcher to test community-based method to help adolescents with autism take lead in education, careers
Research has shown that when students with disabilities shape their own learning, career and life goals, they attain higher levels of achievement than when following routine curriculum and plans.
Study shows differences in rapidly processing sensory feedback among people with autism spectrum disorder
Sensorimotor issues aren’t well understood in people with autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, yet they are important because they can be observed before social and communication indicators for the disorder, and they can predict worse functional outcomes.
Researcher Begins Trial on How LGBTQ Individuals Experience SMART Recovery Substance Use Program
Sexual and gender minority individuals experience alcohol and substance use disorders at rates much higher than their peers, yet little is known about how treatment and recovery programs work for them.
Participants Sought for App Study
The Health Behavior and Technology Lab at the University of Kansas is conducting a research study on eating experiences of individuals using a mobile app called SmartIntakeQnA.
KU researchers receive $2.4 million grant to increase access to and evaluate online interventions for autism spectrum disorder
As the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered schools and forced many children with autism spectrum disorder to be schooled at home, professionals and families became concerned that children with disabilities might not be receiving adequate and specialized instruction because teachers had limited time or re
Objectivity with Heart: A Conversation with Investigator Nancy Brady
Nancy Brady, Professor and Chair in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences and Disorders at the University of Kansas and a researcher at the Life Span Institute, applies her interest in communication to her research focused on clini
University of Kansas Autism Researcher Invited to Advise Sesame Workshop
Brian Boyd, director of the Juniper Gardens Children’s Project at the KU Life Span Institute, was invited by Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street, to join an advisory meeting on May 18th
KU's Project WRITE Helps Struggling Learners Improve Writing Skills
A new body of research from the University of Kansas has found that a new program is highly effective at helping teachers use technology to improve the writing skills of students, especially those with disabilities, as well as save educators time and give them new tools to assess learners’ progre