About the Work Group on Autism Research and Training


The mission of the Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training—research, service, training, and technical assistance—is accomplished by affiliated Center researchers through projects funded by competitive federal, state, and private grants and contracts and the generosity of private donors.

Each project listed below is linked to a detailed description with contact and funding information and a project web site, if available.

PI/Project Director Agency Title
Abbott, Mary I., Atwater, Jane B., DE-OESE Wyandotte County, Kansas Early Reading First
Baggett, Kathleen M. IES Expanding the Reach of Evidence-Based Interventions for Improving Social-Emotional Outcomes for Infants in Childcare
Baggett, Kathleen M. U.S. Dept of Ed - IES Promoting Early Social-Communicative Competency in Toddlers with Autism
Baggett, Kathleen M. CDC Translating Effective Maltreatment Intervention into the Community
Baggett, Kathleen M. / Carta, Judith J. Oregon Research Institute (ORI), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) First-Time Parent Interactive Parenting Intervention (Infant-Net)
Brady, Nancy C., NIDCD Communication Success and AAC
Brady, Nancy C., , Bashinski, Susan M., . DE/OSEP Promoting Communication Outcomes for Children with Deaf-Blindness
Carta, Judith J., USF/DE/OSEP Technical Assistance Center to Improve Social-Emotional Development at Young Children with or at Risk of Disabilities
Colombo, John JHU (NICHD) Zinc and Biobehavioral Development in Early Childhood
Colombo, John NIMH Pupil Size and Circadian Salivary Variations in ASD
Ellerbeck, Kathy A., Jacobson, Jill University of Kansas and Kansas University Medical Center Hormones and DNA Methylation in Autism
Freeman, Rachel L., KsSRS Kansas Institute for Positive Behavior Support
Greenwood, Charles R., SRI (DE/OSEP) Center on Outcomes for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers with Disabilities
Greenwood, Charles R., Buzhardt, Jay F. DE/OSEP Effects of Progress Monitoring Supported by National Web-based Tech.
Greenwood, Charles R. / Carta, Judith J. U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Services (IES) Center for Response to Intervention in Early Childhood
Greenwood, Charles R., Walker, Dale, Buzhardt, Jay F. DE/IES The Infancy to Preschool Early Literacy Connection
Heitzman-Powell, Linda S. NIDRR Evaluation of the OASIS Training Program for Parents of Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder Via Telemedicine Service Delivery
Heitzman-Powell, Linda S., Buzhardt, Jay F. DE/NIDRR Combining Technologies to Maximize Outcomes: Children with Autism
Horn, Eva / Palmer, Susan Indiana University (IU), National Institute of Health (NIH) Children's School Success
Kamps, Debra M. KU Medical Center (KUMC), Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services (KSSRS) Autism Training Program
Kamps, Debra M., et al. DE/IES Classwide Function-Based Intervention Teams
Kamps, Debra M., Thiemann-Bourque, Kathy S., Heitzman-Powell DE Peer Networks Project
Olson, Kathleen KsSRS Kansas College of Direct Support
Parent, Wendy S. DE/WEEA Women's Educational Equity Program
Rice, Mabel L. NIDCD Morphosyntactic Abilities of SLI Probands
Rice, Mabel L. NIDCD Biobehavioral Neurosciences in Communication Disorders
Rice, Mabel L. KKI-NIH Autism:  Social and Communication Predictors in Siblings
Rice, Mabel L. NIDCD Training Researchers in Language Impairments - includes supplement
Rice, Mabel L. NIDCD Twins and Singletons with Specific Language Impairment
Sack, Sara H. Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services (KSSRS) Assistive Technology Program
Sack, Sara H. USDE/NIDRR Expanding AT Reutilization Efforts to include Org., Nav. & High Cost Techs.
Sailor, Wayne S., McCart, Amy Univ. of Oregon/DE TA Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
Sailor, Wayne S., McCart, Amy DE/OSEP Tertiary Intervention: the K-I Center
Saunders, Kathryn J. NICHD Postdoctoral Training in Translational Research on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Saunders, Richard R. KsDD Reducing the Incidence of Obesity in Adults with DD in Kansas
Saunders, Richard R. NICHD Communication of People with MR
Summers, Jean Ann / Palmer, Susan U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Services (IES) Building Foundations for Self-Determination in Young Children
Thiemann-Bourque, Kathy S., NIDCD Communication Success and AAC
Thiemann-Bourque, Kathy S. Describing the Home Language Learning Environment of Toddlers with Down Syndrome Using the LENA System
Thiemann-Bourque, Kathy S. Enhancing Social Turn-Taking for Preschoolers with Autism
Turnbull, Ann P. UNC/DE Center to Mobilize Early Childhood Knowledge
Walker, Dale DE/OSEP Center for Promoting Language and Literacy Readiness in Early Childhood
Wegner, Jane R. DE/OSEP Augmentative and Alternative Communication in the Schools
Wegner, Jane R. DE/OSEP Communication, Autism and Technology
Wehmeyer, Michael L. DE-IES Determining the Efficacy of the Self-Determining Model.
Wills, Howard, , Kamps, Debra M., Greenwood, Charles R. DE/OSEP Secondary and Tertiary Level Intervention in School-Wide PBS.

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