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In Kentucky, there are increasingly more higher education options for students with Intellectual Disabilities (ID). This brief is intended to assist educators in supporting students with ID in pursuing their postsecondary education and employment goals.
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The Human Development Institute has developed and illustrated its version of the Universal Design Principles. 
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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
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HDI has been at the forefront of helping to lead and guide what it looks like to work, learn and connect from anywhere. Read about how we adapted in 2020 in our annual report.
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CTPs are higher education programs for individuals with ID that lead to a meaningful credential.
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Comprehensive Transition and Postsecondary Programs (CTPs) were created by the Higher Education Opportunities Act (HEOA, 2008). These programs support students with intellectual disabilities (ID) who want to attend a college or university.
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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
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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
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The speakers for this interactive seminar are rehabilitation counselors discussing their experiences of working with individuals having a disability and aging. They will discuss how disability, including age related disabilities, may be accommodated as individuals continue to work past the traditional age of retirement. The presenters will review resources available,
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An overview of medical discrimination and healthcare inequities experienced by people with disabilities. Goals and objectives for the newly established Center for Dignity in Healthcare for People with Disabilities will be presented along with the Center’s five areas of focus: Prenatal diagnosis of disability, suicidality among people with disabilities, aging
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