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.



Your vote counts!  Election Day is Tuesday, November 3rd.  Learn more about voting in the 2020 election here.

Watch the KUCDD-CAP (Consumer Advisory Panel) advise KUMC Medical Student, Emily Worley, about what health care professionals need to know when working with people with developmental disabilities. https://kucdd.ku.edu/kucddCAP-video-project

Learn more about this video's highlights: Good Communication for Good Health: Guidance for Health Care Professionals From People with Developmental Disabilities


KUCDD staff are working to develop resources that may help support you during this period of uncertainty. To view our latest resources with tips for enhancing self-determination, please visit our COVID-19 Resources page.


KU Special Education is currently accepting applications for doctoral students for the KU LEAP program for Fall 2021. KU LEAP involves a competitive funding package, and learning with some of the best scholars in the areas of severe disabilities.To apply today to the KU SPED doctoral program, visit: https://specialedu.ku.edu/…/special-e…/phd/overview-benefits


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