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KU Professionals for Disability (KUPD)


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Our Mission

KU Professionals for Disability (KUPD) was founded in 2002, through the efforts of graduate students within the University of Kansas, Department of Special Education. KUPD is open to all graduate students with an interest in the disability field.

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Students Questions: email KUPD@ku.edu or contact officers directly at the addresses below.

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The CEEDAR Center, a KU Partner offers professional development and research in special education. We encourage your to check out all that CEEDAR has to offer! http://ceedar.education.ufl.edu/ Today, for example, there was a FREE webinar about: Supporting Content Learning with Technology for Students with Disabilities They are excited to continue the series on technology and its implications for educating students with disabilities. We are fortunate to have Drs. Maya Israel (KU GRADUATE!) and Matt Marino present a webinar entitled “Supporting Content Learning with Technology for Students with Disabilities” This interactive webinar will include discussion on the concepts of assistive technology, general and content-specific technologies for use during instruction and assessment, how to align instructional technologies with the UDL framework, and technology considerations during IEP development. Additionally, it will include implications for teacher education. SEE WHAT MORE CEEDAR has to OFFER YOU!

Here is an other article about Jamie Basham's recent work! http://t.co/7LBC20or3Z

#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