Archive for Tuesday, March 23, 2010

People with disabilities sought for KU study

March 23, 2010


Kansas University’s Research and Training Center on Independent Living is doing a study on how people with physical disabilities can become more involved in the community.

Researchers are seeking participants, and hope to get started in the next few weeks.

To be eligible, people must meet the following criteria:

• have a mobility-related disability as a primary disability.

• be between ages 18 and 65.

• be living in the community and not a group home or institution.

• be able to arrange transportation to come to the trainings.

• be able to commit to an 8- to 10-week study.

• cannot be working in a full-time job.

Study participants will:

• receive four, two-hour workshops free. Topics include: goal setting, problem solving, information seeking and advocacy.

• learn knowledge and skills to enhance community participation.

• be asked to keep track of daily activities.

• receive monetary reward up to $250 for participating.

If you are interested in participating in this study, contact Chiaki Gonda, KU graduate research assistant, at 864-4095 or


equalaccessprivacy 4 years, 1 month ago

The problem is this fricking local community of sidewalk terrorists who aggress on others in public.and treat them differently and offensively based on stereotypes. Who wants to be involved in a community like this? Move somewhere else where you'll be treated like a human being. At least staying at home you keep your dignity and protect your safety. Any small difference in Lawrence makes you a target for abuse. Lawrence, KS is just an incredibly bigoted, backward place where "helpers" are continually placing false limitations on capable people


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