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The University of Kentucky Human Development Institute - HDI​ with Michael Carter, creator of  the "Disability Don't Mean Can't" (DDMC) comic book series to host ...
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Danielle Augustin selected as AUCD Emerging Leader

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The UK Human Development Institute is pleased to announce the selection of Danielle Augustin as an Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Emerging Leader.  ...
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The University of Kentucky and the Human Development Institute are happy to announce Year 3 funding for Wellness Edge

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Wellness Edge provides grants of up to $24,999 to community organizations that aim to increase the quality of engagement for individuals with paralysis and their ...
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Administration for Community Living funds Center for Dignity in Healthcare for People with Disabilities

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The Administration for Community Living has awarded the University of Cincinnati Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities a $1.5 million grant to lead eight national partners, ...
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Lindsey Mullis receives 2019 APHA Student Member Award

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The American Public Health Association (APHA) has selected Lindsey Mullis to receive the 2019 Disability Section Student Member Award presented at their Annual Meeting and ...
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Available Now! Comic Book Featuring People with Disabilities Achieving Health Goals

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As a way to help motivate and inspire people, I created the comic book DDMC Man, in which the hero has Ataxia, much like me to show ...
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Results from needs assessment for Kentuckians with developmental/intellectual disabilities

Results from needs assessment for Kentuckians with developmental/intellectual disabilities
Education and early intervention, self-advocacy, employment, housing, transportation, childcare, and community supports were all listed as areas of need by service providers, family members and ...
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Latest Fund for Excellence Awards: March 2019

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The Human Development Institute (HDI) established the Fund for Excellence for the development of innovative programs, services or products to address the needs of individuals ...
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Spotlight on Danielle Augustin

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Danielle Augustin is a part-time Inclusive Health Project Assistant at HDI with work spanning several projects, including the Health and Wellness Initiative: Project CHEER and ...
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HDI’s Judy Johns Recognized by the National Association for Mental Health (NAMI)

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HDI's Judy Johns was recognized as the "Family Support Group Facilitator of the Year" on September 22 at the 2018 NAMI Kentucky Annual Conference for ...
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Project CHEER offers Adaptive Exercise Videos to Improve Health for Everyone!

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Individuals with disabilities experience many barriers that prevent them from living the healthiest lifestyle possible. Ability to participate in regular physical activity is a common ...
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Wellness Edge is ready to accept applications!

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by Jason Jones The University of Kentucky Human Development Institute (HDI) received a three-year grant totaling $600,000 from the Administration on Community Living. The project, ...
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The Department for Medicaid Services Rescinds Proposed Changes to the Collection of Patient Liability for Long-Term Care Waiver Recipients

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by Kevin McManis Between May and June 2018, the Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services sent letters to approximately 20,000 Kentucky long-term care waiver recipients detailing the amount ...
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UK HDI Receives Grant to Help Serve Individuals With Paralysis

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From UKNow: HDI has received a three-year grant totaling $600,000 from the Administration on Community Living. The project, Wellness Edge, is a Paralysis Resource Center State ...
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Latest Fund for Excellence: Research on Impact of Physical Activity on ADHD Symptoms

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We’re excited to share that HDI will be devoting a Fund for Excellence grant this spring to research focused on "A School-Based Physical Activity Intervention for ...
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Building Healthy Inclusive Communities

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“Inclusion is vital in today’s society for so many reasons and health is one of the most important! In order for people with a disability ...
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HDI Promotes Health and Wellness at the Special Olympics Kentucky State Basketball Tournament: The Healthy Athletes Event

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HDI's Elaine Eisenbaum, Lindsey Mullis, and Anna Fuller promoted good health with friends at the Special Olympics Kentucky State Basketball tournament—the Healthy Athletes event! Lindsey ...
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Spring Seminar: Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: An Overview

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“Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptomology can overlap and present similarly. The presentation will provide an overview of TBI and PTSD ...
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Raising Awareness and Inclusion for Healthy Hearts

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by Lindsey Mullis The Kentucky CARE Collaborative (Cardiovascular, Assessment, Risk-reduction and Education) is a free blood pressure awareness program that aims to increase the number ...
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Fall Seminar: Medicaid Waivers 101

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“What are the Medicaid waiver programs available to assist persons with developmental disabilities in Kentucky? What services does the Medicaid waivers program offer in Kentucky? ...
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