Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities

Covid-19 Resources

In this time of change, we want to provide supports and resources that will be helpful to people with disabilities, their families, and those that support them. Among our roles as a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, we provide technical assistance and engage in research to support our state and nation to enhance the self-determination and quality of life of people with developmental disabilities and their families.

We have compiled a variety of available resources that might be useful to support learning and engagement at home and in navigating health and safety in these changing times.

Self-Determination Resources

  • Enhancing Self-Determination for Transition-Age Students at Home
    Use this resource to explore:
    • What is self-determination?
    • How can students enhance their self-determination at home?

  • Self-Determination Inventory System 
    The SDIS is a free, online system of tools that can be used to understand self-determination in young people. It includes three assessments: 1) ​​the Self-Determination Inventory: Student Report (SDI:SR), where students (13 to 22 years old) self-report on self-determination in their lives, and 2) the Self-Determination Inventory: Parent/Teacher Report (SDI:PTR), where parents/family members/teachers can report on the self-determination of a young person, and 3) the Self-Determination Inventory: Adult Report (SDI:AR), where adults 18 and up can self-report on self-determination in their lives. The information from these assessments can be used to understand more about what supports might be helpful to enhance self-determination in the lives of young people. These assessments have accessible features built-in and can be completed in about 10 minutes.

    Visit the links below and learn more about your own self-determination today!

  • Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction
    The Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction (SDLMI) is used by teachers to enable students to:
    • Set goals
    • Make choices and decisions
    • Develop plans to reach goals
    • Track progress toward goals
    You can read more about the SDLMI through the SDLMI Teacher's Guide that describes the learning model and how teachers can use the model to support students with or without disabilities. Additional information is also found on our SDLMI information page.


Other Resources