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Practitioners, Families, Students and Researchers Invited to 2021 KU Autism Conference

LAWRENCE - The Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training, part of the University of Kansas Life Span Institute, will host the conference Autism Across the Life Span on April 23.

Applying Adaptive Exercise to Meet the Needs of People with Disabilities

Lyndsie Koon applies her interdisciplinary interests in exercise and disability to conduct research that aims to improve the health and well-being of individuals with disabilities across the life span.

KU Life Span Institute to Host Conference on Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities

LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Life Span Institute is partnering with the Baylor College of Medicine to host the 54th annual Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities from April 5 to April 8, 2021. 

Researchers write chapters for book on disability in public health, gaps coverage

LAWRENCE — Two University of Kansas researchers have contributed chapters for a book on the history of disability as part of public health and how insurance influences health outcomes for individuals with disabilities.

KU Researchers to Offer Career Development Assistance to Rural Residents with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Researchers at the University of Kansas have launched a study to test the outcomes of a career design model, delivered virtually, that supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to set and work toward self-determined career goals.

Web Application Developed at KU Shows Promise in Helping Improve the Communication Skills of Infants and Young Children

Using data to inform decisions or next steps isn’t just the bedrock of boardrooms and business. A team of University of Kansas researchers has shown that it’s also the foundation for improving the language development and communication skills of infants and toddlers.

Grant-Funded Collaboration Between Kansas City, Kan. Community and KU Aims to Reduce Youth Violence

Spring Seminar Series to Feature Nationally Renowned Expert in Addiction and Health Disparities in Racial and Ethnic Minorities

LAWRENCE – The Cofrin Logan Center for Addiction Research and Treatment at the University of Kansas will kick off its spring seminar series featuring a talk on community-responsive interventions for addictive behaviors.

Virtual Reality Application Offers Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder a Way to Practice Social Skills

Researchers Pivot to Offer Addiction Recovery Meetings Remotely During Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has created new perils and challenges for people experiencing substance use disorders and addictive behaviors. Social distancing and isolation can trigger loneliness, anxiety and depression.

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