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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.

Honoring a Life: Family Hopes Sharing Story and Establishing Research Fund Will Reduce Stigma of Addiction

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:

Partnership aims to improve student achievement in Washington, DC, area schools

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.

Study shows food choices at an 'all-you-can-eat' buffet tied to likelihood for weight gain

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.

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