Research at the Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training

Communication, Autism and Technology (CAT)

This is a current project.


The Communication, Autism, and Technology (CAT) personnel preparation grant was awarded to Jane Wegner, Ph.D.  Wegner is the director of the Schiefelbusch Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, director of the Pardee Augmentative and Alternative Communication Resource and Research Laboratory, and a clinical professor in the Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders at the University of Kansas.

The CAT project is for KU speech-language pathology graduate students who would like to receive specialized training in augmentative communication and autism spectrum disorders. Participation in CAT provides graduate students with a two-year field experience with a student with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their family.

In addition to supporting families, the graduate students will participate in a specialized, research-based academic curriculum and reflective practice. For more information, please contact Ann Klockau, project coordinator, at 785-864-4690 or or Jane Wegner, project director, at 785-864-4690

Project Administration

Jane Wegner, project director, 785-864-4690 or

Ann Klockau, project coordinator, 785-864-4690 or

Project Contact

Ann Klockau, project coordinator, at 864-4690 or

Jane Wegner, project director, at 864-4690 or

Funded By:

Grant #H325K080327
Office of Special Education Programs
U.S. Department of Education

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