University Designated Centers and Institutes

Life Span Institute at Parsons

Director: David Lindeman, Ph.D.

link to website

The Life Span Institute at Parsons partners with national, state, regional and community partners to conduct research, develop model service programs and provide training for professionals involved in services to young children, youth and adults with disabilities and their families. The Parsons LSI also provides significant service and training across the nation and state of Kansas on assistive technology needs, early intervention and early childhood as well as training for community organizations and agencies serving persons with developmental disabilities.

KU Today
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.
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times