Project Index

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 ...
Kentucky’s Supported Employment Training Project provides support for professionals who in turn support people with disabilities with finding good jobs. Our work is sponsored by the Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation and the Kentucky Division of Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities ...
The Human Development Institute (HDI), Kentucky’s University Center on Disability, is administrator for a five-year Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau in partnership with the University of Louisville and Eastern Kentucky University. The KY LEND Program ...
CDC’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” program aims to improve early identification of children with autism and other developmental disabilities so children and families can get the services and support they need ...
As the nation's clearinghouse & comprehensive training center for sharing accurate, balanced, and up-to-date information about genetic conditions, Lettercase leads the effort to make sure all expectant parent and providers have the resources and support they need at the moment of diagnosis ...
The Merge project will strengthen the existing training framework serving Kentuckians with co-occurring mental health, and intellectual and developmental disabilities (MHIDD). By evolving current training, Merge aims to increase and improve the application of person-centered services and referral systems. Merge hopes to build stronger connections across systems in Kentucky, including ...
This project seeks to expand the use of supported decision-making in Kentucky. We provide training, education, and technical support to anyone interested in learning more about supported decision-making or implement supported decision-making in their own lives. HDI also works with our project partner and sister agency, Kentucky Protection & Advocacy, ...
Kentucky recognizes the increasing emphasis on outcomes and performance assessment is more than merely a change in measurement approaches. It represents a change in the assumptions about what “quality” is and reflects a larger shift in the field of human services -- specifically from program-oriented, formulaic models of care to ...
The National Early Childhood Transition Center (NECTC) was a five-year research project funded through the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs and is designed to investigate and validate practices and strategies that enhance the early childhood transition process and support positive school outcomes for children with disabilities ...
The Positive Family Networks and Supports Initiative is an AUCD/CDC Community of Practice on Parenting, Behavioral Concerns & Strategy. This COP includes the Human Development Institute (HDI), Kentucky-Special Parent Involvement Network (KY-SPIN) and the Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities. We disseminate CDC-based resources about young children’s development and how to address ...
The Postsecondary Initiative aims to improve options for students with disabilities in higher education. Activities highlight 1) resource development for families, students with disabilities and professionals, 2) building capacity through webinars and trainings for colleges and universities, and 3) technical assistance. The Initiative has an active work team that meets ...
The Human Development Institute has developed, in collaboration with families, consumers, and medical, nursing, and allied health faculty, a training curriculum on the needs of persons with developmental disabilities and their families that can be infused into existing medicine, nursing, dental, and allied health course work in Kentucky universities and ...