Early Childhood & Education

HDI expertise provides information to families, early childhood providers, and education systems across an array of issues. From expectant parents to state Departments of Education, HDI efforts support quality transitions.


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, funded through the Kentucky Department of Education, the Cabinet for Health and Family Services ...

Kentucky Post School Outcome Study (KYPSO)

The goal of the KyPSO is to increase the capacity of local education agencies, teachers, ...

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

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News

HDI Staff to Present at Annual AUCD Conference

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University of Kentucky Human Development Institute (HDI) staff are preparing to present sessions and posters at the 2021 Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) ...

Undergraduate Certificate in Universal Design Student Spotlight: Victoria Cabral

Undergraduate Certificate in Universal Design Student Spotlight: Victoria Cabral
By: Amanda Corbin Victoria Cabral is a busy junior with a double major in Spanish and Computer Science who also started coursework in the Undergraduate ...

HDI Launches Storytelling Website

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The University of Kentucky Human Development Institute Digital Storytelling Initiative highlights the stories and lived experiences of people with disabilities. By recording and collecting stories, the ...
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