Families, Individuals and Communities
The affiliated centers and projects of the Life Span Institute put research in action for thousands of people of all ages and their communities in Kansas, the nation and the world.
Life Span Institute affiliated researchers and clinicians offer developmental disabilities assessment, treatment and training services at the Child Health and Development Center and clinics are often "taken on the road" to other parts of Kansas. Assessments are also available through telemedicine services.
LSI researchers have also taken the lead in developing an extensive network of resources to get assistive technology products to the Kansans who need them, including establishing regional service centers, a loan cooperative, a try-before-you- buy equipment loan bank, and a reuse and recycle equipment network.
The centers also develop comprehensive online resources to empower individuals, families, organizations and communities help themselves such as the Community Toolbox and the Research and Training Center for Independent Living.
There are also opportunities for families and individuals to participate in research projects directly. The current needs for participants, if any, are listed on this page.
Programs and Projects
- Accommodations and ADA for Post-Secondary Students with Disabilities
- Assistive Technology for Kansans
- Community Engagement Initiative
- First-Time Parent Interactive Parenting Intervention (Infant-Net)
- Household Moves Project: Research About Downsizing in Later Life
- Kansas AgrAbility Project
- Kansas College of Direct Support
- Kansas Equipment Exchange
- Kansas Telework Project
- Living Well with a Disability
- Part C Early Intervention Services in Southeast Kansas “tiny k” Network
- Preventing Child Maltreatment Through Cell Phone Technology
- Project Eagle Community Programs: Healthy Families
- Project Workout on Wheels
- Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Measurement and Interdependence in Community Living (MICL)
- Southeast Kansas Pilot Project to Replicate the Oregon Model of Intervention with Antisocial Youth Families
- Women's Educational Equity Program
- Child Health and Development Center