The Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities (KUCDD) is located in Lawrence, Kansas and is one of the foremost U.S. institutions for the research and advancement of inclusive employment for people with disabilities, specifically developmental disabilities. The center is currently working on a research project regarding the implementation of career development intervention for young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

KUCDD has extensive experience in hosting international fellows and trainees from diverse countries, including South Korea, Italy, and Norway, and is very excited to welcome a Professional Fellow from an East African nation. The institution is committed to creating new partnerships with like-minded advocates from outside the U.S., and looks forward to providing a rich learning experience, which will be “a great opportunity to exchange ideas related to community employment and supports for people with disability.”

The PFP-IDE Fellow matched with KUCDD will work under the supervision of Dr. Evan Dean, who is an assistant professor in the occupational therapy programs at the center. His focus is on supporting adults with intellectual disabilities and enabling them to live within the community. He will provide guidance and mentorship as the Fellow is introduced to the center’s flagship programs and plans his or her Fellowship project.