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Accessible Parking Etiquette: New Brochure Available

The Center's new brochure explains the dos and don'ts of accessible parking.

Bob Dole Makes Gift to RTC/IL

Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole has made a gift of $10,000 to the University of Kansas Research and Training Center on Independent Living. Read story.

Center Supports Mixed-Ability Dance Workshops

The RTC/IL co-sponsored mixed-ability dance workshops held by AXIS Dance Company on Nov. 9. Read more. The workshops were held in conjunction with the company's performance at KU's Lied Center for the performing arts. Story and photos.

New Grant Supports Community Participation

The RTC/IL has been awarded a five-year, $4.375 million grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research to promote community participation for adults with physical disabilities. Read more.

Community Living Summit

At the Community Living Summit, Center partners presented the findings of their research to a gathering of disability advocates, other researchers and policymakers from national organizations. See the presentations.

Center Partners on CDC Health Program

RTC staff are working on a project to improve the health of Kansans with disabilities. Read more.

Alice Zhang Receives Award

Graduate student Alice Zhang received the LSI 2015 Early Stage Graduate Award. Read more.

Ron Garcia: Advisor Profile

Ron Garcia visited the Center to share his perspective as a CIL director. Read more.

Guidelines Now in Spanish

The RTC/IL has produced a Spanish version of its internationally known recommendations for disability terminology. Read more.



We also publish two newsletters for disability advocates and stakeholders of our work:

Celebrating the ADA at 25

Our Center is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act with this tote bag.

A woman models the tote bag, which says, "Celebrating the ADA - 25 years and going strong." The Center's logo is beneath the slogan.

We're distributing the tote at national and local events, so if you see us, get yours and spread the word about this landmark civil rights law.


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