The Life Span Institute at the University of Kansas
What we do: The Life Span Institute 2014-2015 Annual Report of aggression, mice and men Baby Net app for fragile newborns Aging: The Hispanic Paradox Greening a food desert Reason Racer: kids learn to think like scientists Unlocking silenced voices Early Head Start by phone and at home what we do: Kansas Center for Autism Research & Training 2011-2015 Report National early childhood initiative marshals civic leaders and KU researchers Children with autism can learn to play and talk with their peers A new measure of self-determination will help all students succeed Computer app teaches kids with autism or IDD how to respond during hearing tests I-Connect: A mobile app helps students manage themselves
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Making discoveries benefiting the health and well-being of the citizens of Kansas, the U.S. and the world
KU’s largest externally-funded research unit
Returning more than $6 for every dollar invested by the State of Kansas
Disseminating evidence-based best practices to more than 58,000 Kansas practitioners and families a year through training and
technical assistance
Comprising 165 scientists from more than 20 different academic disciplines in 135 externally-funded research projects



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