Healthy and Connected: An important message from the UK Human Development Institute

Dr. Kathy Sheppard-Jones, Executive Director of the University of Kentucky Human Development Institute (HDI), shares an important and timely message with Kentuckians. This short video message includes reminders about landmark civil rights laws and protections in our country, as well as information about resources and services that can help people with disabilities stay safe, healthy, and connected during this uncertain time. #TeamKentucky

Click here to view the UK HDI Message 3-30-20.

UK Memorial Hall

HDI presents the 2020 University Lecture Series

The Human Development Institute (HDI) has developed a series of dynamic one-hour lecture and seminar style presentations available at the University of Kentucky. These presentations cover an array of topics that include foundational lectures on disability, advocacy, health, employment, universal design and assistive technology. While the content is expansive, the common theme is around building inclusive communities. Presenters are people with disabilities, family members of people with disabilities, and other interdisciplinary experts.

This is a great opportunity for University of Kentucky faculty and staff to schedule presentations for the 2020 spring semester. The Lecture Series launched in fall, 2019, with 17 lectures provided to over 700 students and faculty. For more information or to schedule a lecture for your class, contact Dr. Caroline Gooden at