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. For more information, contact: Dr. Kathy Sheppard-Jones.


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 ...

The State Guardianship Training Project

The State Guardianship Training Project is a collaboration with the Department of Aging and Independent ...

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

The University of Kentucky Human Development Institute celebrates Disability Pride Month 2023. Visit hdi.uky.edu to ...
This document provides tips for working effectively with ASL Interpreters in a presentation setting ...
Accessible, affordable transportation is an essential part of inclusive community life. Arthur Campbell, a disability ...
Staff from the UK Human Development Institute reflect on the 30th Anniversary of the Americans ...
This manual was designed primarily for use by people with disabilities. We hope that it ...

News

State of HDI: Communication Q&A with Jacqui Kearns

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Transcript [Patti Singleton] All right. Hello and welcome and thank you for joining us on the state of HDI. A podcast of the University of ...

Dr. Bartilow receives Cooter Social Justice Advocate Award and dissertation of the year

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Dr. Gayle Bartilow was not prepared for how much of an effect her dissertation research would have on her. When she traveled to South Africa ...

HDI Collaborates with CVG to Promote Accessible Air Travel

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Dr. Walt Bower has been involved in disability advocacy for a while but even he is continually learning about the difficulties of air travel for ...
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