Project Index

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 with developmental disabilities and their families, for which funding is not currently available. Fund for Excellence Projects are led by HDI staff. List of past ...
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The IDEA Data Center (IDC) is funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) to provide technical assistance to build capacity within states for collecting, reporting, analyzing, and using high-quality IDEA Part B data. HDI is a key partner with Westat Corp, who is the ...
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Through ongoing and regular in-person meetings with the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE) Directors for the Division of IDEA Implementation and Preschool (DIIP) and Division of IDEA Monitoring and Results (DIMR) along with the Office of Special Education and Early Learning’s (OSEEL) Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B ...
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Innovative Supports for Autistic Workers (ISAW) is a collaborative project, funded by the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation and the Kentucky Office of Autism, and administered by the University of Kentucky’s Human Development Institute. We provide in-person trainings, online modules, and ongoing technical assistance to Kentucky Career Center Business Service Teams ...
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The purpose of the IPS (Individual Placement and Support) Supported Employment Project is to implement evidence based Supported Employment for people with serious mental illness and/or substance abuse. The goal is to develop high-fidelity supported employment services and to increase access to these services for youth and adults with serious ...
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This survey is part of a larger settlement agreement between Kentucky Protection & Advocacy and the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to assist people with serious mental illness and/or substance use in relocating from Personal Care Homes (PCH) into their own homes. Surveys are collected prior to the person ...
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The Kentucky Alternate Assessment Project (KAAP) has a rich history; as a result of the Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA) 1990, Kentucky was the first state to offer an inclusive educational assessment for students with significant cognitive disabilities included in accountability. Since the first assessment, KAAP has spearheaded national efforts ...
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KEDS, currently funded through the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, is responsible for supporting the state’s reporting requirements for the child outcomes for early childhood under IDEA. This includes the development and implementation of a universal data platform system that collects and correlates assessment results for approved Curriculum Based ...
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Health is the foundation for leading a successful and happy life which includes physical, emotional, social, mental, and spiritual wellbeing. The Kentucky Inclusive Health Collaborative provides inclusive and accessible information and resources on health and wellness to support individuals with and without disabilities to lead the healthiest life possible. Please ...
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In partnership with the Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR), the University of Kentucky Human Development Institute provides high quality interpreting services to deaf consumers and staff to fulfill its mission to promote full inclusion and integration ...
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Kentucky Post School Outcomes Center (KYPSO) collects data on the transitional experiences of students with disabilities one year after they exit high school. KYPSO facilitates this data collection by partnering with local education agencies, teachers, parents, and adult service providers who all share a common goal of increasing student post-school ...
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The State Personnel Development Grants Program, authorized by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), provides funds to assist states in reforming and improving their systems for personnel preparation and professional development in early intervention, education and transition services in order to enhance results for children with disabilities ...
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