Project Archive

Brighter Tomorrows offers Web-based information on Down syndrome diagnoses to families and physicians alike. Both the family and the physicians’ versions feature videos of virtual families and their interaction with physicians. In addition to frequently asked questions and answers, the Family version, available in both English and Spanish, offers a ...
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In partnership with the Kentucky Division of Developmental Disabilities and the HealthMatters Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, HDI’s Health & Wellness Initiative has implemented a statewide scale-up of the HealthMatters: Exercise and Nutrition Health Education Curriculum.  The aim is to improve the health of people with intellectual and developmental ...
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The ILSSA staff assists states in reaching their goals for including all students in assessment and accountability systems. Activities include: working with stakeholders to ensure state standards apply to all students; developing alternate assessments and training personnel to be involved in the development of the assessment and scoring procedures; addressing ...
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This website is a tool for teachers and students across the state of Kentucky who recognize the power of students of all ability levels working together and who want to create, improve and maintain successful peer buddy programs within their schools. Currently, a number of high schools in Kentucky offer ...
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The Kentucky Peer Support Network Project aims to foster friendships, learning, and inclusion for students with significant disabilities in Kentucky. The project provides in-depth training to schools on setting up peer support networks of three to six students who support a peer with significant disabilities in school, extracurricular, and social ...
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The Kentucky Transition Signal has been an interagency collaborative effort between 21 different state agencies. Fiscal support for the Collaborative came from the Kentucky Department of Education, Division of Learning Services. The mission of the Kentucky Transition Signal has been to assist students with disabilities and their families in making ...
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This project provides resources and information to those who work with and for individuals with moderate or severe disabilities, several programs operating in the University of Kentucky’s Human Development Institute(HDI) have come together to provide expertise and information in a single online site ...
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The National Alternate Assessment Center (NAAC) was a five year project funded under the United States Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). The primary objectives of NAAC were to: (1) bring together and build on the current research base on high quality, technically sound alternate assessments; (2) ...
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National Center and State Collaborative (NCSC) is a multi-state collaborative hosted by the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) from the University of Minnesota to design an alternate assessment based on the new Common Core Standards. The NCSC builds on the work begun here at the University of Kentucky under ...
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The Supported Higher Education Project of Kentucky is based on the understanding that education for all students is a lifelong endeavor. For too long, students with intellectual disabilities have been overlooked as their peers have graduated from high school and moved on to postsecondary settings ...
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