Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities (KUCDD)- Lawrence
The Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities (KUCDD), established in 1969, is a component of the Life Span Institute at the University of Kansas. The KUCDD maintains facilities on the University's main campus in Lawrence, at the KU Medical Center in Kansas City, and in Parsons. In addition to these primary sites, the KUCDD supports affiliated projects in many Kansas communities and provides training and other types of support to all regions of the state. As a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) funded by the Administration on Developmental Disabilities, the core functions of the KUCDD are: a pre-service training, research, information dissemination and community services. The mission, as established by the KUCDD Consumer Advisory Panel, is, through research, training, technical assistance, and community service activities, to enhance the quality of life, self-determination, and inclusion of Kansans with developmental disabilities and their families.