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 ...

Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND)

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

My Choice Kentucky

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

Summer Leadership Experience Camp

The Summer Leadership Experience camp is a transitional experience camp for rising high school juniors ...

Transportation Initiative

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

Universal Design Certificate

The Certificate in Universal Design is designed to give students a foundation in the principles ...

Products

This document provides tips for working effectively with ASL Interpreters in a presentation setting ...
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HDI has been at the forefront of helping to lead and guide what it looks ...
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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

UK Human Development Institute Welcomes Kentucky High School Upperclassmen with Disabilities to Apply to its Summer Leadership Experience Camp 

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The University of Kentucky Human Development Institute will host its Summer Leadership Experience camp for its sixth consecutive summer. The transitional experience camp, which will ...

HDI Staff and Students Selected to present at National Conferences

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Congratulations to HDI Staff selected to present at the 2022 National Council on Rehabilitation Education Conference in San Diego, California in March. Evaluating the Stress-Appraisal-Coping ...

Stuart Rumrill, NCRE Doctoral Student of the Year

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Stuart Rumrill, Field Researcher with RETAIN Kentucky, on his selection by the National Council on Rehabilitation Education (NCRE) and the NCRE Leadership Team to receive ...
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