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. For more information, contact: Mary Howard.


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), ...

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 ...

Products

In Kentucky, there are increasingly more higher education options for students with Intellectual Disabilities (ID) ...
CTPs are higher education programs for individuals with ID that lead to a meaningful credential ...
Comprehensive Transition and Postsecondary Programs (CTPs) were created by the Higher Education Opportunities Act (HEOA, ...
Important resources to help students achieve their goals of employment and post secondary education, as ...
This manual was designed primarily for use by people with disabilities. We hope that it ...
View web-based resources for early care and education faculty and professional development providers focused on ...

News

Dr. Rachel Womack joins HDI!

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HDI’s new training director worked with the organization before, and it had a profound impact on her life. Now, she’ll be working with some of the ...

HDI Staff Spotlight on Adam Potter

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For much of his college career, Adam Potter struggled to find the right path. Despite being an avid musician, he didn’t feel like his initial ...

Making Connections

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As Executive Director Dr. Kathy Sheppard-Jones tells it, 2023 was a year of connections for the Human Development Institute. Connections, according to Sheppard-Jones, are a ...
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