Who We Are

The Research and Training Center on Independent Living is made up of a team committed to research that can be used to enhance Independent Living (IL) for people with disabilities.

Our mission is to further Independent Living for people with disabilities by collaborating with consumers on productive research and by using innovative methods to disseminate useful knowledge. Our team is based at The University of Kansas, and we partner with researchers at other universities and professionals at a variety of other disability organizations.


   

One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times
KU Today

Read the long-range plan for 2013-17 from our funder, the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research(NIDRR). 

Informational Webinar for NIDRR's Long-Range Plan 
On this webpage you will find a recorded webinar, transcript, presentation slides, and audio from webinars about the LRP.
 


Read All About Us!

The Lawrence-Journal World reports on our Center in this story.

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