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

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

Dr. Sheppard-Jones selected for UK Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leadership Team

Kathy Sheppard-Jones Staff Photo
Dr. Kathy Sheppard-Jones, Executive Director of the UK Human Development Institute and adjunct assistant professor of the College of Education, has been selected as a ...

Do you want to tell your story?

Hello. My name is Jake Parsons. I live in Lexington Kentucky and I am 27 years old. I work at Walgreens and Common Grounds Coffee ...

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Share Your Story!
The University of Kentucky Human Development Institute - HDI Digital Storytelling Initiative is collecting stories about the lived experiences of people with disabilities. Our team will help ...
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