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Lifeline Online
Summer 2010 Issue 105
News for the Investigators, Staff and Friends of the Life Span Institute


The ADA at 20

July 26 marks the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 or ADA. Disability – its prevention, identification, treatment, amelioration and accommodation vis-á-vis society – has historically driven part of the mission of the Life Span Institute.Read full story

Children's Campus opens its doors

The Children's Campus of Kansas City (CCKC) and the Educare of Kansas City held its grand opening on June 8, an event attended by some 400 community members, well-wishers and representatives from public and private supporters.Read full story


LSI investigators received 10 new awards in the most recent quarter,
including two from the U.S. Department of Education. See the complete list.


Special Ed investigators, grad student, receive awards

Two LSI- affiliated scientists have received one-year professorships in the Department of Special Education for the 2010-11 academic year, awards made possible by former KU Chancellor Gene A. Budig. See full story



New objective screen for autism?

A new automated vocal analysis technology could fundamentally change the study of language development as well as the screening for autism spectrum disorders and language delay, reports a study in the July 19 online Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Read full story.


Schroeder returns to direct project of a lifetime

Retired LSI Director and Professor Emeritus Stephen Schroeder is glowing these days. As the principal investigator of a new NIH Fogarty International Center grant, he will be fulfilling a lifelong dream to research disability prevention and oversee the first early intervention program for disability in Lima, Peru, a place near and dear to his heart, the Centro Ann Sullivan del Peru (CASP). Read full story and other features


Life Span employees honored for years of service

Twenty-five LSI investigators were recognized for their years of service at a ceremony held in May on the KU-Lawrence campus. See full story


Mary-Margaret Simpson
Karen Henry


Paul Diedrich
Drew Rosdahl
Leo Mangimelli

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