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Research Rising Intensive Grant Training Program Announced

Researchers affiliated with the Life Span Institute's Research Rising project, Advancing Intellectual and Developmental Disabilty Research at KU, are accepting applications for a training program focused on early career investigators studying intellectual and developmental disability research.

Project awarded $250K to increase inclusion in research for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

 A team at the University of Kansas has been approved for a $250,000 funding award by the Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards program, an initiative of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.

New federally-funded project builds on research to reduce youth violence

Jomella Watson-Thompson is leading one of only five federally-funded national centers of excellence on youth violence prevention with the Youth Violence Prevention Research Center-Kansas City (YVPC-KC).

New smartphone app helps students with eating disorders at KU

The Building Healthy Eating and Self-Esteem Together for University Students, or “BEST-U,” app has been helping students at KU living with eating disorders and soon could be expanded to other universities.

A look back at the 2023 Gatlinburg Conference

The KU Life Span Institute hosted the Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities April 10-13, 2023.

Record attendance at Autism Across the Life Span conference

A record number of attendees participated in this year’s Autism Across the Life Span conference on March 24 at the KU Edwards Campus. More than 175 registered to attend the one-day event, hosted by the KU Life Span Institute’s Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training.

ATK council discusses plans to increase communication technology across Kansas

The Assistive Technology for Kansans Advisory Council, learned about initiatives to increase communication and technology access across the state on March 23 during the council’s spring meeting.  

Alternatives to Guardianship Focus of KU Research, Senate Committee Hearing

People frequently assume guardianship is the best or only option for adults with disabilities who need supports with decision making.

Researchers land grant to help K-2 teachers test strategies to reduce challenging classroom behavior

A recent study from the University of Kansas has found that teachers widely believe increasing students’ engagement in instruction can help decrease challenging behaviors.

KU autism conference to feature wide range of sessions for professionals, scientists, families

The Autism Across the Lifespan conference also will feature a panel discussion by women with autism on how this demographic has been historically overlooked within the autistic community. They will discuss neurodiversity, sexuality, relationships and community engagement.

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