Our Mission

HDI’s mission, informed by the lived experience of people with disabilities, is to advance efforts that build inclusive communities, address inequities, and improve the lives of all people who experience disability across the lifespan. We achieve our mission through leadership and community partnerships across Kentucky and the Nation.

Our Vision

Our vision is the full participation and contribution of all people with disabilities in all aspects of society.

Our Core Values

The following principles guide all of our interactions:

  • We strive for cultural and linguistic competence in all of our work and products;
  • We demonstrate respect for all individuals;
  • We promote self-determination through individual communication, learning, choices, and self-advocacy;
  • We work for full access in education, work, health, housing, recreation, and relationships across our communities;
  • We cultivate both individual and organizational learning;
  • We engage in open and responsive communication; and
  • We foster creativity, flexibility, and collaboration.