Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities

Consumer Advisory Panel



Researchers and trainees at KUCDD conduct basic or applied research, evaluation, and public policy analysis in areas that affect or could affect individuals with DD and their families. Some areas of KUCDD research impact employment, transition from school to adulthood, self-determination, supports and supports intensity, quality of life, and education.


CAP Training


KUCDD personnel provide training, technical assistance, and model activities to enable individuals with Developmental Disabilities and their families, including individuals from racial ethnic minority and rural backgrounds, to pursue a desired quality of life.


KUCDD personnel and trainees are dedicated to helping individual with Developmental Disabilities and their families to access and use community services that promote inclusion and integration. People with disabilities should have access to and, when necessary, use supports for community living in areas of education, health, employment, assistive technology, and/or Positive Behavior Supports.


KUCDD provides information to promote the participation of individuals with Developmental Disabilities and their families in the design and access to needed community services, individualized supports, and other forms of assistance that promote self-determination, independence, productivity, integration, and inclusion in community life.



Exciting opportunity to participate in KU research about diet quality in teens with intellectual or developmental disabilities! Please share the flyer with colleagues and parents or caregivers of teens with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Contact eatstudy@ku.edu or 785-864-8830 for more information.

Supports for all student with disabilities -- A KU-led scale to support kids with autism has been validated.

Congratulation to Sheida Raley, Graduate Research Assistant at Beach Center on Disability and Doctoral Student in the Department of Special Education, as one of the recipients of the 2018 DCDT Graduate Student Scholarship.

Congratulations to Karrie Shogren, Michael Wehmeyer, Kathleen Lane, and Carol Quirk on their new IES grant. It will investigate the efficacy of varied levels of support for teachers implementing SDLMI. https://news.ku.edu/2017/07/28/ku-researchers-land-grant-implement-self-determination-model-schools-study-how-best-train

Amanda Miller, Doctoral Student at Beach Center and KUCDD, was selected to participate in the Doctoral Research Fellows Program of KU’s Institute for Policy and Social Research. Amanda will take part in bi-monthly discussions with other scholars in related interdisciplinary social science fields. She will discuss research, gain skills in in disciplinary research, and share experiences and knowledge while preparing a presentation in the spring of 2018 when the program ends. http://ipsr.ku.edu/about/gradfellows/fellows.shtml

Upcoming Conferences

April 23-25, 2018 | Disability Policy Seminar, Washington, DC

June 25-28, 2018 | 142nd AAIDD Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO

July 17-19, 2018 | 2018 KUCRL Learning Conference, Lawrence, KS

July 29-31, 2018 | Reinventing Quality 2018, Baltimore, MD

August 9-12, 2018 | 126th APA Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA

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