Research and resources that helped adults with disabilities meet educational needs and function in employment or community settings by providing adult educators with validated accommodations for instruction and assessment
Validation study of Adult Learning Disabilities Screening (ALDS)
Developing and testing the feasibility of computerized adaptive tests of reading comprehension for students in grades 4 through 9.
This project is offered to assist the National Office of Job Corps (NOJC) in staff training/development to support the standards-based education and training program.
Sponsored by a Commonwealth Fund grant, the staff looks to rapidly produce a brief describing the high-risk pool provisions of the health reform law, identify key implementation and cost issues, and develop recommendations for improvements.
Research for improved instruction in adult basic education classrooms using ecobehavioral assessments, behavioral feedback, and training in learning strategies
Develop literacy interventions that can improve adults' literacy skills by adapting instructional interventions (i.e., Strategic Tutoring and Content Enhancement Routines) proven to be effective for struggling readers in school settings for use with adult struggling readers in a vocational training setting, (i.e., Job Corps).
Validating and applying instructional interventions for adults with limited literacy proficiency in adult literacy settings
Research and resources on self-sufficiency and sustained employment through instruction in learning strategies and critical job-readiness skills.
Research and resources for recruitment, retention and degree completion for postsecondary students with disabilities in community and technical colleges.
Independent, external evaluation of a project to test whether improved health care can prevent or forestall the loss of independence and employment due to a potentially disabling condition.
This project is designed to increase the successful transition of adult education learners to post-secondary education settings. DAS provides independent, external program evaluation.
Validation study of four Spanish-language versions of adult learning disabilities screening batteries.
Improving employment outcomes for vocational rehabilitation consumers by providing literacy and life-skills instruction.
The Center addresses RTI technical assistance needs of state educational agencies and links states and regional resource centers with relevant professional development by providing information, resources, and opportunities through communication and networking.
Conducting research, disseminating, and providing technical assistance on learning disabilities identification models
Services that supported integration of services and assistive technology for Kansas workforce centers serving the employment needs of persons with disabilities.
Facilitating accessibility for people with disabilities at One-Stop workforce centers through partnerships with centers for independent living.
An employability curriculum for transitioning youth or adults with barriers to learning that uses the Strategic Instruction Model (SIM).
A demonstration project that provides a semester long elective high school course for students with disabilities designed to assist in their successful transition from high school to post-secondary education or employment.
Think College Kansas Initiative
is developing a sustainable state action plan for applying post-secondary experiences for students with intellectual and other developmental disabilities that maximizes resources and increases post-secondary opportunities leading to paid employment for this group of Kansans.
Research and resources on reduced barriers to employment for people with Specific Learning Disabilities in Welfare to Work activities that culminated in a comprehensive assessment, instructional, and accommodations model.
The Division of Adult Studies is part of the KU Center for Research on Learning (KU-CRL).
We founded the Division in 1993 to address issues in the transition, education, employment, and quality of life
of adults with disabilities. Our staff members provide research-based information to policy makers, service providers,
individuals with disabilities, and family members that will ultimately empower people with disabilities to live
more productively and independently.
Our Materials are free, downloadable online resources based on our research of issues in
education, employment, and quality of life for adolescents and
adults with disabilities.
View Materials . . .
To see past DAS news go to das.kucrl.org/news.