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KU Professionals for Disability (KUPD)


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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.

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Professor Elizabeth B. Kozleski, Chair in the Department of Special Education, and her colleague, Professor Pam Hunt at San Francisco State University, have been awarded a $2.75 million research grant from the US Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES). The project title is “Implementing an Emergent Literacy Curriculum for Students with Intellectual Disabilities in General Education Classrooms.” Forty students from five districts in Kansas along with another 40 in the Bay Area in California will participate in this project which will fund six doctoral students and a post-doc at KU. This project will contribute important information about how schools across the nation can work effectively to teach literacy to students who require intensive supports to achieve academically.

Read about Jamie Basham's work! https://t.co/V4s1z9S6RI

#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