Current Research Projects

Research and Training Center on Promoting Interventions for Community Living

RTC/PICL investigates the effectiveness of evidence-based interventions that modify home environments and enhance the personal skills of people with disabilities as a way to increase their community participation.

Research & Training Center on Community Living logoResearch and Training Center on Community Living

This center develops evidence-based programs, policies and practices to further community living among people with disabilities. 

This project is designed to help community college students with disabilities request the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations they need to succeed in their post-secondary experiences.

We are partnering with KU's Center for Research on Aging and Disability Options (CRADO) to develop a Medicaid Functional Eligibility Instrument (MFEI) for the state of Kansas, along with a training program for assessors.

Kansas Disability and Health Program

We are partnering with two other KU disability research centers to improve the health of individuals with disabilities by increasing access to programs and removing barriers to services designed to promote healthy living.

Employment Systems Change Coalition

The Center is working with other organizations to improve employment opportunities for Kansans with disabilities through a grant from United Healthcare.

One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times
KU Today
RT @ajplus : At this South African coffee shop, your cup of joe will be made by a blind barista.