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KU Professionals for Disability (KUPD)


KUPD and the SOE would like to announce the

10th Annual KUPD Research Conference

Call for Proposals

Please click on this link above to submit your proposal.

Proposals are due DECEMBER 11, 2013

Our Mission

KU Professionals for Disability (KUPD) was founded in 2002, through the efforts of graduate students within the University of Kansas, Department of Special Education. KUPD is open to all graduate students with an interest in the disability field.

Online Brochure

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Contact Us:

KUPD Officers

Students Questions: email KUPD@ku.edu or contact officers directly at the addresses below.

  • Chair: Audra Classen
  • Chair-elect: Stephen Crutchfield
  • Treasurer: Heather Wolf
  • Treasurer-elect: Margaret Williamson
  • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Tom Skrtic
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Kansas Teacher Service Scholarship

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Special Education Events
Aug 15
Doctoral Orientation
02:00 pm
Aug 18
New GTA Conference
08:00 am
Aug 21
KU Teaching Summit
08:30 am
View events: Upcoming
Our faculty have been busy at the OSEP Project Directors Meeting! Presentations today and Wednesday! Technology and Rapid Change: How Do We Respond? Presenters: James Basham, University of Kansas; Dave Edyburn, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Moderator: Kelly Anderson, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Wednesday: The Federal Investment in Personnel Preparation for Special Educators Presenters: Katharine Shepherd, University of Vermont; Suzanne Robinson, University of Kansas; Jane West,Education Policy Consultant

Read about Obama law limiting sheltered workshops! http://t.co/AizMCBvUQT

#1 public program in nation for special education
—U.S. News & World Report
2nd nationwide for most published journal articles in special education
Wayne Sailor directs KU’s largest grant, the $24.5 million SWIFT project, to develop a national center to assist schools
A $2.5 million grant will fund research on reasons effective technology tools are underused for students with disabilities