Early Childhood & Education

HDI expertise provides information to families, early childhood providers, and education systems across an array of issues. From expectant parents to lifelong learners, HDI projects support quality transitions. HDI provides information and training to families, early childhood providers, educators, and related professionals.


Projects

Child Care Aware of Kentucky

Child Care Aware of Kentucky is committed to ensuring families have access to safe, affordable, ...

Community Work Transition Program

The Community Work Transition Program (CWTP) is a longstanding project of the University of Kentucky’s ...

Down Syndrome Pregnancy

We provide honest, compassionate, medically-reviewed, and informative support for those preparing for the birth of ...

IDEA Data Center

The IDEA Data Center (IDC) is funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of ...

IDEA Part B Data, Monitoring, and Fiscal Support

Through ongoing and regular in-person meetings with the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE) Directors for ...

Kentucky Alternate Assessment Project (KAAP)

The Kentucky Alternate Assessment Project (KAAP) has a rich history; as a result of the ...

Kentucky Early Childhood Data System (KEDS)

KEDS, currently funded through the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, is responsible for supporting ...

Kentucky Post School Outcome Study (KYPSO)

Kentucky Post School Outcomes Center (KYPSO) collects data on the transitional experiences of students with ...

Kentucky State Personnel Development Grant

The State Personnel Development Grants Program, authorized by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), ...

Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND)

The Human Development Institute (HDI), Kentucky’s University Center on Disability, is administrator for a five-year ...

Learn the Signs. Act Early.

CDC’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” program aims to improve early identification of children with ...

Lettercase

As the nation's clearinghouse & comprehensive training center for sharing accurate, balanced, and up-to-date information ...

Positive Family Networks and Supports Initiative

The Positive Family Networks and Supports Initiative is an AUCD/CDC Community of Practice on Parenting, ...

Project Supporting Children of the OPioid Epidemic (Project SCOPE)

Project SCOPE is a nationwide initiative to train interdisciplinary teams in high priority states on ...

TAALC: Teaching Age Appropriate Learning through Communication

The TAALC project provides professional development training and technical assistance for school teachers and speech ...

The State Guardianship Training Project

The State Guardianship Training Project is a collaboration with the Department of Aging and Independent ...

Products

In Kentucky, there are increasingly more higher education options for students with Intellectual Disabilities (ID) ...
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HDI has been at the forefront of helping to lead and guide what it looks ...
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CTPs are higher education programs for individuals with ID that lead to a meaningful credential ...
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Comprehensive Transition and Postsecondary Programs (CTPs) were created by the Higher Education Opportunities Act (HEOA, ...
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For 50 years, the Human Development Institute (HDI) has served the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the ...
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Important resources to help students achieve their goals of employment and post secondary education, as ...
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This resource directory was designed primarily for use by people with disabilities and family members ...
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View web-based resources for early care and education faculty and professional development providers focused on ...
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News

KYLEND Trainee Spotlight: Nicholas Hoffman

KYLEND Trainee Spotlight: Nicholas Hoffman
Meet Nicholas Hoffman! Nicholas is a fourth-year student at Eastern Kentucky University’s Doctor of Psychology program and is currently enrolled in classes and accruing hours ...

ASL Team delivers services at Southeast Regional Institute on Deafness

ASL Team standing in front of SERID Conference poster
This past October, the Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreting Team, housed at the University of Kentucky Human Development Institute, ...

KYLEND Trainee Spotlight: Hope Leet Dittmeier

LEND Trainee Spotlight: Meet Hope Leet Dittmeier
Meet Hope Leet Dittmeier! Hope has worked in the field of developmental disabilities for over forty years. Hope has a master’s degree in Rehabilitation from ...
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