Research and Training Center on Independent Living
Our major research projects:
Nary Presents "Red Hot Research"Dot Nary discussed her work on visitability at a KU forum. Read more.
Researchers Publish Journal ArticlesGlen White and Amanda Reichard have published new journal articles. Read more.
Our center director and a KU student trained medical professionals in Perú on caring for people with spinal cord injuries. Read more.
Welcome to our site about independent living
for people with disabilities!
Does where a person with a disability lives influence the effectiveness of the vocational rehabilitation services that he or she receives?
A new study from our Research & Training Center on Community Living examines the differences so we may find ways to improve outcomes for people in all type of living arrangements.
Chronic health conditions like heart disease and diabetes are very common among people with disabilties. This infographic presents new research on the topic and provides insights on which disability types are most at risk.
Just as one storm season passes, another blusters in. Check out our emergency preparedness resources to make sure you and those you love are prepared in the event of a natural or man-made disaster. Read more.
Do you know how to advocate for yourself?
The RTC/IL provides resources for learning this important skill, and several of our research projects focus on advocacy to make changes in housing, civic involvement and recreation for people with disabilities.
Learn more about these resources and projects.
The Research and Training Center on Community Living investigates the factors that put people with disabilities at risk for institutionalization. That information is incorporated into new strategies designed to improve the experience of living in the community .