Research at the Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities (KUCDD)
KUCDD research in employment, transition, self-determination practice and measurement, supports and measurement of Supports Intensity, supported decision making, quality of life, and education (birth through age 22 years) is in progress to impact change, capacity building, and advocacy for individuals with DD. Specifically, our staff is working on projects with local Kansas programs and schools, in states adjacent to Kansas, and distant states (Rhode Island and Maryland). Some of our research also has a national focus but each of these projects directly or indirectly impacts the Sunflower State of Kansas. The KUCDD research staff actively disseminates research results through print, online resources, and direct, in-person presentation of information. KUCDD teams continuously build research to practice partnerships with individuals with DD, direct support professionals, teachers, administrators, families, and others to make sure that research results are shared for the purpose of improving the quality of life for people with DD.