Upcoming Events

TAALC ECHO Collaborative on AAC: Intro to ECHO and Feature

Date:
March 1, 2021
Start Time:
4:00 pm
End Time:
5:00 pm
Location:
Online via zoom
Project ECHOTM is an inter-professional practice network where education and/or health care professionals learn together. Short, informative presentations and case discussions conducted during recurring video conferences allow participants to support the individuals they serve by learning new strategies, implementing real-time solutions, improving systems, and removing barriers. Knowledge sharing "All Teach, All Learn" represents the heart of the ECHO model. Case-based learning and mentor-ship supports local professionals and communities to gain the expertise in an efficient manner. Participants gain knowledge, skills, and confidence for implementing new approaches and using their knowledge and skills across diverse cultural and geographical contexts. "All Teach, All Learn" means that ALL participants are welcomed to join the conversation, ask questions, share knowledge and experiences, and offer suggestions during each session. This spring series explores alternate forms of communication for students/clients who do not use oral speech effectively. Specifically, discussions include the range of systems that makeup what is referred to as augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Although AAC ranges from low-tech picture boards to high-tech electronic devices, they are all composed of four critical features: a method of access, a form of representation, a display, and some type of output. The purpose of this ECHO series

Delivering on the Promise of Employment First for Students with Significant Disabilities: Employer Engagement

Date:
March 3, 2021
Start Time:
4:00 pm
End Time:
5:00 pm
Location:
Online via zoom
HDI in collaboration with the Kentucky Department of Education and the Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation announce Delivering on the Promise of Employment First for Students with Significant Disabilities, a four-part webinar series designed to support Kentucky school districts in their efforts to create meaningful work experiences leading to competitive integrated employment for students with significant disabilities. The webinar series will present learning from work with schools, employers, vocational rehabilitation counselors, parents and families, and will include tools and processes to support students with significant disabilities in obtaining competitive integrated employment. Each webinar will be one (1) hour and will begin at 4:00pm EST/ 3:00pm CST. Register for each session at the links provided below:February 3, 2021 | Student Engagement | https://bit.ly/2UhXWGoFebruary 17, 2021 | Family Engagement | https://bit.ly/38zmYJ5March 3, 2021 | Employer Engagement | https://bit.ly/3f0DdjXQuestions? Contact Johnny.Collett@uky.edu.

HDI Seminar Series: The Helen Keller Dilemma: Workplace Discrimination in Vision and Hearing Loss in America

Date:
March 12, 2021
Start Time:
1:00 pm
End Time:
3:00 pm
Location:
Online via zoom
Since 2003, Brian McMahon and Phillip Rumrill led this national research collaborative in partnership with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to document the nature and scope of workplace discrimination and disability in America. With over 833,000 closed cases investigated by the EEOC, the National EEOC ADA Research Project (NEARP) is nearing 100 publications which explain key demographics, specific unlawful practices, investigatory outcomes, and trends in ADA implementation. The most recent publication addresses individuals with sensory loss, which had surprising findings when compared to a general disability population.

TAALC ECHO Collaborative on AAC: Considerations for Hearing

Date:
March 15, 2021
Start Time:
4:00 pm
End Time:
5:00 pm
Location:
Online via zoom
Project ECHOTM is an inter-professional practice network where education and/or health care professionals learn together. Short, informative presentations and case discussions conducted during recurring video conferences allow participants to support the individuals they serve by learning new strategies, implementing real-time solutions, improving systems, and removing barriers. Knowledge sharing "All Teach, All Learn" represents the heart of the ECHO model. Case-based learning and mentor-ship supports local professionals and communities to gain the expertise in an efficient manner. Participants gain knowledge, skills, and confidence for implementing new approaches and using their knowledge and skills across diverse cultural and geographical contexts. "All Teach, All Learn" means that ALL participants are welcomed to join the conversation, ask questions, share knowledge and experiences, and offer suggestions during each session. This spring series explores alternate forms of communication for students/clients who do not use oral speech effectively. Specifically, discussions include the range of systems that makeup what is referred to as augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Although AAC ranges from low-tech picture boards to high-tech electronic devices, they are all composed of four critical features: a method of access, a form of representation, a display, and some type of output. The purpose of this ECHO series

TAALC ECHO Collaborative on AAC: Considerations for Vision

Date:
March 29, 2021
Start Time:
4:00 pm
End Time:
5:00 pm
Location:
Online via zoom
Project ECHOTM is an inter-professional practice network where education and/or health care professionals learn together. Short, informative presentations and case discussions conducted during recurring video conferences allow participants to support the individuals they serve by learning new strategies, implementing real-time solutions, improving systems, and removing barriers. Knowledge sharing "All Teach, All Learn" represents the heart of the ECHO model. Case-based learning and mentor-ship supports local professionals and communities to gain the expertise in an efficient manner. Participants gain knowledge, skills, and confidence for implementing new approaches and using their knowledge and skills across diverse cultural and geographical contexts. "All Teach, All Learn" means that ALL participants are welcomed to join the conversation, ask questions, share knowledge and experiences, and offer suggestions during each session. This spring series explores alternate forms of communication for students/clients who do not use oral speech effectively. Specifically, discussions include the range of systems that makeup what is referred to as augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Although AAC ranges from low-tech picture boards to high-tech electronic devices, they are all composed of four critical features: a method of access, a form of representation, a display, and some type of output. The purpose of this ECHO series

TAALC ECHO Collaborative on AAC: Considerations for Gross Motor

Date:
April 12, 2021
Start Time:
4:00 pm
End Time:
5:00 pm
Location:
Online via zoom
Project ECHOTM is an inter-professional practice network where education and/or health care professionals learn together. Short, informative presentations and case discussions conducted during recurring video conferences allow participants to support the individuals they serve by learning new strategies, implementing real-time solutions, improving systems, and removing barriers. Knowledge sharing "All Teach, All Learn" represents the heart of the ECHO model. Case-based learning and mentor-ship supports local professionals and communities to gain the expertise in an efficient manner. Participants gain knowledge, skills, and confidence for implementing new approaches and using their knowledge and skills across diverse cultural and geographical contexts. "All Teach, All Learn" means that ALL participants are welcomed to join the conversation, ask questions, share knowledge and experiences, and offer suggestions during each session. This spring series explores alternate forms of communication for students/clients who do not use oral speech effectively. Specifically, discussions include the range of systems that makeup what is referred to as augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Although AAC ranges from low-tech picture boards to high-tech electronic devices, they are all composed of four critical features: a method of access, a form of representation, a display, and some type of output. The purpose of this ECHO series

Job Accommodation Network (JAN): Your Resource in Challenging Environments

Date:
April 16, 2021
Start Time:
1:00 pm
End Time:
3:00 pm
Location:
Online via zoom
During times of economic stress, leveraging all available resources is vital. JAN provides free and confidential information on accommodating people with disabilities in the workplace. Whether it’s information on devices, hardware and software, or helpful policy changes, the experienced consultants at JAN can provide you with information that is both current and customized to your specific situation.                     
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Past Events

4th Thursday ADA Talks: A Snapshot of the ADA- The legislative history of the disability movement

Date:
February 25, 2021
Start Time:
10:00 am
End Time:
11:00 am
Location:
Online via zoom
Registration information TBA

Delivering on the Promise of Employment First for Students with Significant Disabilities: Family Engagement

Date:
February 17, 2021
Start Time:
4:00 pm
End Time:
5:00 pm
Location:
Online via zoom
HDI in collaboration with the Kentucky Department of Education and the Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation announce Delivering on the Promise of Employment First for Students with Significant Disabilities, a four-part webinar series designed to support Kentucky school districts in their efforts to create meaningful work experiences leading to competitive integrated employment for students with significant disabilities. The webinar series will present learning from work with schools, employers, vocational rehabilitation counselors, parents and families, and will include tools and processes to support students with significant disabilities in obtaining competitive integrated employment. Each webinar will be one (1) hour and will begin at 4:00pm EST/ 3:00pm CST. Register for each session at the links provided below:February 3, 2021 | Student Engagement | https://bit.ly/2UhXWGoFebruary 17, 2021 | Family Engagement | https://bit.ly/38zmYJ5March 3, 2021 | Employer Engagement | https://bit.ly/3f0DdjXQuestions? Contact Johnny.Collett@uky.edu.

HDI Seminar Series: Business as the Social Engine of America: Enhancing the Employment Success of Young Adults with Significant Disabilities through Supported and Customized Employment

Date:
February 12, 2021
Start Time:
1:00 pm
End Time:
3:00 pm
Location:
Online via zoom
There are hundreds of thousands of individuals with significant disabilities who remain unemployed in this country. This is a massive waste of a valuable human resource. Businesses of all sizes and industries have indicated their interest in hiring persons with disabilities, but they want to know more about how to find qualified workers, how to support them in productive jobs and how to best retain them. The key to both of these critical issues is to help community rehabilitation programs, rehabilitation counselors, and transition specialists to reach out to business to establish long term partnerships. Supported employment and customized employment are two highly valuable strategies in making partnerships between business and rehabilitation be successful.

Delivering on the Promise of Employment First for Students with Significant Disabilities: Student Engagement

Date:
February 3, 2021
Start Time:
4:00 pm
End Time:
5:00 pm
Location:
Online via zoom
HDI in collaboration with the Kentucky Department of Education and the Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation announce Delivering on the Promise of Employment First for Students with Significant Disabilities, a four-part webinar series designed to support Kentucky school districts in their efforts to create meaningful work experiences leading to competitive integrated employment for students with significant disabilities. The webinar series will present learning from work with schools, employers, vocational rehabilitation counselors, parents and families, and will include tools and processes to support students with significant disabilities in obtaining competitive integrated employment. Each webinar will be one (1) hour and will begin at 4:00pm EST/ 3:00pm CST. Register for each session at the links provided below:February 3, 2021 | Student Engagement | https://bit.ly/2UhXWGoFebruary 17, 2021 | Family Engagement | https://bit.ly/38zmYJ5March 3, 2021 | Employer Engagement | https://bit.ly/3f0DdjXQuestions? Contact Johnny.Collett@uky.edu.

The 4th Thursday ADA Talks: The Americans with Disabilities Act in a COVID-19 World

Date:
January 28, 2021
Start Time:
10:00 am
End Time:
11:00 am
Location:
Online via zoom
In March 2020, the world turned upside down when the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 to be a worldwide pandemic. Nearly one year later, people with disabilities continue to be severely impacted by the pandemic in the areas of employment, access to medical care, and obtaining services from private businesses. Southeast ADA Center staff have responded to over 400 requests for information about COVID-19 and how the Americans with Disabilities Act applies to these situations. Join us for the ADA Talk as we discuss several frequently asked questions and how to apply the ADA in a COVID-19 world.

Using Innovative and Alternative Approaches for De-Escalating Individuals in Crisis Situations

Date:
January 19, 2021
Start Time:
2:00 pm
End Time:
3:00 pm
Location:
Online via Zoom
This webinar is hosted by the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities National Training Center (MHDD-NTC). A mobile mental health clinic will discuss strategies for working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and disadvantaged and underserved populations who are experiencing a crisis situation. The webinar will focus on alternatives to police involvement, promoting client-centered communications, scene safety, de-escalation strategies, rapport building and the role of self in crisis intervention.

HDI Seminar Series: Employment and Technology for Aging Workers

Date:
November 13, 2020
Start Time:
1:00 pm
End Time:
3:00 pm
Location:
Online in Zoom

MHDD Webinar Series: Centering Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities During Crises & Emergencies

Date:
November 10, 2020
Start Time:
2:00 pm
End Time:
3:00 pm
Location:
Online via zoom
2020 has been an active year for crises and emergencies. From the Coronavirus pandemic to the wildfires on the west coast to multiple hurricanes hitting the golf coast/Caribbean territories, people with disabilities are amongst the most impacted. Join us for a webinar specifically on centering individuals with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities during disasters/emergencies and caring for their mental health and well-being.

The 4th Thursday ADA Talks: The Courts and the ADA: The Current Court Battles

Date:
October 22, 2020
Start Time:
10:00 am
End Time:
11:00 am
Location:
Online
The Human Development Institute (HDI) at the University of Kentucky and the HDI Center for Assistive Technology Services (CATS) host an ADA Training series on the fourth Thursday of each month that covers different topics surrounding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The next training covers The Courts and the ADA: The Current Court Battles.

8th Annual Kentucky Congress on Spinal Cord Injury

Date:
October 9, 2020
Start Time:
9:30 am
End Time:
12:00 pm
Location:
Online
Please join us online as we go virtual for the 8th Annual Kentucky Congress on Spinal Cord Injury (KCSCI), October 9, 2020, 9:30 AM-12 PM. This year looks to be one of our strongest lineups ever as we dive into the ever-growing need for strong advocates on a myriad of issues affecting people with disabilities. We welcome Attorney Stephanie Woodward, a passionate advocate seeking justice for marginalized communities, who has an arrest record to show for it. Stephanie is also the founder of DisabilityDetails.com, a website dedicated to providing information about Disability Rights, access, and life. Teaming up with Stephanie for their presentation “You Gotta FIGHT – For Your RIGHT – To CRT!” (description below) is Julia Piriano, VP of Clinical Education, Rehab Industry Affairs and serves as Pride’s Compliance Officer, one of the leading experts in seating and wheeled technology. If access to technology for people with disabilities is involved, Julie is involved. Finally hear from keynote speaker Mathew Rodreick, Executive Director at Unite 2 Fight Paralysis, who entered the SCI community after his son Gabriel sustained a C5 spinal cord injury (SCI) while body surfing in Costa Rica. Mathew will talk about the role of the patient across the landscape of medical research and clinical practice in his presentation “Advocacy Activism and Action” (description below). We will hear about opportunities to participate in activities in our local communities, check in with some of strongest sponsors over the years and top it off with the 5th Annual Tom Gravitt Advocacy Award.
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