By Amanda Kelley Corbin
What are your hopes and dreams for your son or daughter’s future? It’s something every parent has pondered. And while the question is simple enough, the answers can be as complex and diverse as our children are. This is especially true when a child has a disability.
“Every child deserves to develop their talents and follow their dreams,” said Stella Beard, Assistant Director of the Kentucky Special Parent Involvement Network (KY-SPIN).
The goal of the Human Development Institute (HDI) Spring Seminar held on March 21, with nearly 100 attendees (online and in person) was to help parents develop their son’s or daughter’s dreams.
Stay tuned for the video to be uploaded in the next couple of weeks!
“As an employer, I’ve been fortunate to have employees with intellectual disabilities who meaningfully contribute to our programs, and as a mother, I have been so proud of my own son with Down syndrome as he has worked in the community at a grocery store and is also working toward a career as a photographer, and I don’t think these are isolated cases of what success can look like. People with intellectual disabilities have much to offer when given the opportunity!” – Stephanie Meredith
Our Spring Seminar on “Employment for Youth with Disabilities: Seeing a Brighter Future” was held on Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 6:30 – 8:30pm ET, and it’s available now online.
The seminar was held at the UK Coldstream Research Campus Human Development Institute Training Room 1525 Bull Lea Road, Lexington KY. A link to the live video stream of the seminar was sent to registrants. Continue reading