Leadership & Self Advocacy

In order to make lasting change that improves the inclusion, independence and contributions of people with disabilities, leadership opportunities and ways to improve self-advocacy skills are needed. We strive to develop leaders with disabilities, through an array of training, technical assistance and mentoring programs.


Projects

Community Quality

Community Quality collaborates with the Kentucky Division of Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities on activities that ...

Developmental Disabilities Certificate

The purpose of this Graduate Certificate is to prepare professionals from a broad range of ...

Driver Rehabilitation

The Driver Rehabilitation program provides evaluation and training services to consumers of the Kentucky Office ...

My Choice Kentucky

This project seeks to expand the use of supported decision-making in Kentucky. We provide training, ...

PROJECT E3 – Educate, Empower, Employ Targeted Communities

Project E3, the “Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Targeted Communities: Empower, Educate, Employ” — ...

Summer Leadership Experience Camp

The Summer Leadership Experience is a camp which takes place on the University of KY ...

Transportation Initiative

The Transportation Initiative is a project of UK’s Human Development Institute and is funded through ...

Products

Accessible, affordable transportation is an essential part of inclusive community life. Arthur Campbell, a disability ...
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Staff from the UK Human Development Institute reflect on the 30th Anniversary of the Americans ...
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For 50 years, the Human Development Institute (HDI) has served the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the ...
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This resource directory was designed primarily for use by people with disabilities and family members ...
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News

Recharging Resiliency Together

Recharging Resiliency Together
Register now for Recharging Resiliency Together! HDI would like to thank the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Quality of Life Grants Program for providing funding ...

Digital Storytelling Initiative

Jacob Mason Tina Jackson Story video still with Jacob and Tina during the interview with the caption: "Who are you and why do you want to share your story?"
Tina Jackson is a disability justice advocate living in Louisa, KY. She tells her story of growing up, and aging, with cerebral palsy and other ...

Alice Wang awarded the 2020 Shouse Service Award

Alice Wang staff Photo
Alice Wang, Administrative Support Associate for the University of Kentucky (UK) Human Development Institute has been awarded the 2020 Jacki Shouse Service Award. This award ...
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