Giving to Life Span Institute

Giving to Life Span Institute

The KU Life Span Institute brings together researchers at the intersections of education, behavioral science and neuroscience to study problems that directly affect the health and well-being of individuals and communities in Kansas, as well as across the nation and world. We work toward interventions and independence for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We seek the causes of neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorder.  We research solutions to attain equity in the classroom, treat addiction, reduce childhood obesity and more to ensure a healthy, prospering communities. In addition to this internationally-renowned research program, thousands of people benefit from the direct services, training and consultations provided by the KU Life Span Institute and its research centers.

We invite you to join our mission to discover solutions for human health and development by making a gift to support our research. Gifts of any size provide vital assistance to our laboratories, graduate students, research programs and community outreach. And gifts of $1000 or more qualify you for membership in the Friends of the Life Span Institute. Please contact Jen Humphrey, associate director for external affairs, with any questions about giving. 

Thank you for your support! 

Thank you for your One Day. One KU. gift for the Life Span Institute. We received more than $6000 in gifts during the 24 hours of the campaign! Your generous support will assure the success of all three projects that we featured that day:

  • Training videos to help parents build language and vocabulary with their young children
  • Child development summits that will be offered in rural and urban Native American communities in Kansas
  • Creation of a new program to test technology that can help Kansans with disabilities be independent in their homes.

In the coming months, we will follow how these projects develop and we will share the impact of your giving.