High-Incidence Disabilities (Adaptive)

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The link on this page connects you with an online, fillable advising form. It will be important that you (1) understand the courses that are required; (2) meet with your advisor to determine if you have any courses that you are able to transfer into the program; (3) create an academic plan that maps the coursework by semester, and (4) identifies the program options that you intend to pursue. Be sure to review the form before meeting with your advisor so your plan completely addresses your context and needs. Best wishes for an exciting and useful learning experience.

Students are assigned an advisor upon entrance to the program. After you start classes at KU, you can find your advisor’s name on the myKU Portal under the Academics tab and in Enroll & Pay at the Student Center. Learn more about your faculty advisor under the Faculty & Staff listing on this


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Special Education Events
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Great news! University of Kansas researchers will direct a new national network of experts in language and literacy development called Bridging the Word Gap Network with a two-year grant of $593,000 from the Department of Health and Human Services. The award was announced Thursday at a White House event on Federal, state, and local efforts to bridge the so called “30 million word gap,” referring to the vast difference in the number of words that some children from poverty backgrounds hear by age four compared to the experiences of other more affluent children First identified at the University of Kansas (KU) by the seminal research of Betty Hart and Todd Risley, this early difference in the amount and quality of talk to which infants and toddlers are exposed often leads to an ever-widening disparity in children’s vocabulary and early literacy skills once they are in school. The team of KU researchers leading the network includes, Judith Carta, Charles Greenwood and Dale Walker from KU’s Juniper Gardens Children’s Project, located in a low-income Kansas City, Kan. neighborhood at the Children’s Campus of Kansas City.

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#1 public program in nation for special education
—U.S. News & World Report
2nd nationwide for most published journal articles in special education
Wayne Sailor directs KU’s largest grant, the $24.5 million SWIFT project, to develop a national center to assist schools
A $2.5 million grant will fund research on reasons effective technology tools are underused for students with disabilities