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KU Professionals for Disability (KUPD)


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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Contact Us:

KUPD Officers

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

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Sean Smith - KUPD Brown Bag

Kansas Teacher Service Scholarship

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Special Education Events
AAIDD has made the special topic issue saluting Ann and Rud’s career available for access online for free until November 10. You can go to the following link and read the articles online or save them to their computer http://aaiddjournals.org/toc/incl/2/3

Tri State Webinar TASN autism and assistive technology https://t.co/ULUOUECWKx

#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