KU Life Span Institute - Research in Action

Not only does the Life Span Institute undertake research, its primary mission, to benefit individuals, practitioners, families and communities in Kansas and around the world, but also helps thousands of Kansans each year through clinical and other services, training, consultation and technical assistance to fulfill its commitment to disseminate research-based knowledge to practice.


Families, Individuals and Communities

Life Span Institute affiliated researchers and clinicians develop many resources for families and individuals such as: assessment and treatment clinics for Kansans with disabilites, a web site where families can share knowledge about dealing with disability, financial and technical assistance for Kansas who need assistive technology, and referrals for families who need specialized child or respite care and much more. Community groups can find a rich and comprehensive resource for accomplishing public health and development goals online.

Educators, Practitioners and Service Providers

The Life Span Institute is deeply integrated in the state's disability, educational, social service, medical and public health communities through research-based pre- and inservice training, consultation, technical assistance, and leadership for professional, consumer and grassroots organizations

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