The Life Span Institute at Parsons
As the founding center of the Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies (Life Span Institute), the University of Kansas Life Span Institute at Parsons has partnered with national, state, regional and community partners to conduct research, develop model service programs and provide training for professionals involved in services to young children, youth and adults with disabilities and their families. Located in a rural community in southeast Kansas, the Parsons LSI includes a component of the Kansas University Center on Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and the Parsons Research Center. Current research focuses on individuals with autism, novel intervention strategies for challenging behavior, hearing assessment with individuals who are difficult to test, effects of toxic stress on children and families and maladaptive and challenging behavior. Additionally, the Parsons LSI provides significant service and training across the nation and state of Kansas on assistive technology, early childhood and training for community organizations and agencies serving persons with developmental disabilities.
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