Project Index

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 ...
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Project CHEER (Community Health Education and Exercise Resources) is Kentucky’s State Disability and Health program funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This project addresses the health disparities experienced by individuals with cognitive and mobility limitations through education, empowerment, and accessibility. To break down access barriers in health ...
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Project SCOPE is a nationwide initiative to train interdisciplinary teams in high priority states on evidence-based practices in screening, monitoring and interdisciplinary care for children impacted by Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), trauma, or related exposure. This initiative builds provider capacity and closes gaps in access and delivery of quality education, ...
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Rehabilitation Technologists work within the Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation to serve consumers across the Commonwealth. These services include assessment, referral and implementation of accessible technology to enable someone to continue their education and to be effectively employed ...
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The Kentucky Department of Workforce Investment, University of Kentucky Human Development Institute, and other committed project partners are leading Kentucky’s RETAIN Demonstration Project. This collaborative effort is known as the RETAINing Kentucky’s Workforce through Universal Design . Building on state efforts including Kentucky Work Matters, Employment First, and the Call ...
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The Southeast ADA Center (SEADA Center) is engaging in research to examine financial inclusion across the Southeast region. Guiding its work is the Financial Research Opportunities Group (FROG), composed of experts in financial services, disability access, and community inclusion.The University of Kentucky - Human Development Institute will continue to serve ...
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Special Olympics International began the Healthy Athletes Initiative in 1997 with the mission is to improve, through better health and fitness, the athlete’s ability to train and compete. The program has grown to include the specialty areas of dentistry, optometry, audiology, physical therapy, podiatry, mental well-being, and heath promotion. The ...
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The Summer Leadership Experience camp is a transitional experience camp for rising high school juniors and seniors with disabilities in Kentucky. Sponsored by the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, the camp has both in-person and virtual options for campers. Each July, in-person campers spend four days and three nights in a ...
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HDI’s Supported Higher Education Project Technical Assistance Center (SHEP-TAC) provides customized technical assistance and direct support to Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) to establish or enhance postsecondary programs that advance the academic success and social inclusion of students with intellectual disabilities. The work of the SHEP-TAC will improve higher education ...
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The TAALC project provides professional development training and technical assistance for school teachers and speech language pathologists teams serving students who do not use oral speech and do not yet have augmentative alternative communication (AAC). Symbolic communication is essential for safety, development of social/emotional skills, as well as academic learning ...
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The State Guardianship Training Project is a collaboration with the Department of Aging and Independent Living, Division of Guardianship, to host online training courses. This two-year grant provides funding for the development of approximately 40 training courses for Division of Guardianship staff. Supervisors will assign coursework to staff based on ...
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