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The 4th Thursday ADA Talks: January

HDI and HDI CATS host an ADA Training series to be held on the fourth Thursday of each month covering different topics surrounding the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The next training will be led by Jason Jones and will cover “Accessible Technology & the Workforce: AT as a Reasonable Accommodation” on January 24, 2019 from 10-11am. You can register here or get more information by emailing hdiatcenter@l.uky.edu. Continue reading

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Spring Seminar: Universal Design for Learning—Designing Classrooms for All Learners

“Universal Design for Learning (UDL) suggests that it’s not the students who need to adapt to fit the system, but rather that the system should be designed so that it can be made to fit each student’s learning needs. UDL presents an evidence-based framework that teachers can use to meet the needs of the variety of learners in their classroom.” – Jennifer Pusateri

Join us in person or online for our Spring Seminar series on Friday, February 22, 2019 from 1:00 – 3:00pm ET to learn more about “Universal Design for Learning: Designing Classrooms for All Learners.”

Learn more from experts Jennifer Pusateri, David Beach, Allison Posey, and Jennifer Levine. The seminar will be held at the UK Coldstream Research Campus Human Development Institute Training Room 1525 Bull Lea Road, Lexington KY. A link to the live video stream of the seminar will be sent to registrants.

Click here to register for the seminar. For help registering, contact walt.bower@uky.edu. Continue reading

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KentuckyWorks holds Community Conversation in Louisville

by Amanda Kelley Corbin

Self-advocates, families, and professionals gathered for a community conversation to discuss employment opportunities for individuals with significant disabilities on Monday, December 4th at Down Syndrome of Louisville. The event was facilitated by KentuckyWorks and had three co-sponsors—Down Syndrome of Louisville, the Kentucky Autism Training Center, and the Center for Accessible Living—the most co-sponsorship of any community conversation thus far. Continue reading

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“874K Coalition Advocacy Day Preparation” Lunch & Learn on January 15

Join us for a Lunch & Learn titled, “874K Coalition Advocacy Day Preparation”

Date & Time: January 15 from 12:00 to 1:00pm EST

Place: UK Coldstream Research Campus in the Human Development Institute Training Room.

You may view online or attend in person. You can register here: Registration

Please feel free to share the flyer with anyone who might be interested.

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Fall Seminar: School Bullying, Students with Disabilities, and School Safety

“If it takes a village to raise a child, then it may take a village to help prevent and eliminate bullying of our children. Bullying and harassment has taken on epidemic proportions. Bullying does not stop when the dismissal bell rings. Let’s explore what schools and communities can do to help address this chronic problem.” – Jon Akers

Join us in person or online for our Fall Seminar series on Friday, November 30, 2018 from 1 – 3pm ET to learn more about “School Bullying, Students with Disabilities, and School Safety.”

Learn more from experts Jon Akers, Mark Newton, Sycarah Fisher, and Zach Goble. The seminar will be held at the UK Coldstream Research Campus Human Development Institute Training Room 1525 Bull Lea Road, Lexington KY. A link to the live video stream of the seminar will be sent to registrants.

Click here to register for the seminar. For help registering, contact walt.bower@uky.edu. Continue reading