RTC/IL Supports 2016 Poster Fair

The Center co-sponsored the annual Graduate Student Poster Session for Applied Behavioral Science students in May. This annual event gives students an opportunity to present their research in a public forum and polish their skills for future academic presentations. The ABS Graduate Student Organization is the other sponsor of the event. More photos here.


Jeff Gordon Defends Doctoral Dissertation

Glen White and Jeff Gordon

Jeff Gordon successfully defended his dissertation on Nov. 24, 2014. He is pictured (on right) with his advisor Glen White. Read more.


Alice Zhang Defends Master's Thesis


E. Alice Zhang successfully defended her thesis in Feb. 2015. Read more. 


Alumna Advocates for People with Disabilities in Vietnam

Yen Vo

Yen Vo returned to campus in May 2013 after blazing trails in her home country. Read more.


Distinguished Alumnus Visits

Alice Zhang, Jeff Gordon, Dot Nary, Jon Bailey and Glen White

In Nov. 16, 2012, RGRIL team members had the opportunity to discuss community-based research with Jon Bailey, PhD, who was on campus to receive the Distinguished Alumnus Award from KU's Applied Behavioral Science department. Dr. Bailey is Professor Emeritus at Florida State University. 

Pictured from left: Alice Zhang, Jeff Gordon, Dot Nary, Jon Bailey and Glen W. White


Melissa Gard Completes Doctorate

Melissa Gard stands beside a screen featuring the title of her dissertation

Congratulations to Melissa Gard on earning her Ph.D. Dr. Gard defended her dissertaton on Mar. 8, 2012. Her topic was "An Evaluation of Sight Word Procedures for Children with Autism: Interspersed Trial Training."


Executive Director of USICD Visits

David Morrissey visits RGRIL

David Morrissey (center), Executive Director of U.S. International Council on Disability, met with RGRIL members on May 9, 2011 to discuss the United States and the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The CRPD is the first international human rights convention of the 21st Century and the first treaty to address disability rights globally. 

For more information about the CPRD, visit USICD's website.


One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
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
RT @autselfadvocacy : Many People With Disabilities Are Being Paid Way Below the Minimum Wage, and It’s Perfectly Legal https://t.co/D52kzBq…