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HDI Contributes to the Largest One-Day Service Event in the State of Kentucky!

Published: August 28, 2015

The University of Kentucky’s FUSION 2015 (For Unity and Service In Our Neighborhoods) is the largest one-day service event in the state of Kentucky. In its 13th year, more than 75 community agencies and neighborhoods in the Lexington area participated, and more 1,300 faculty, staff, and students were involved in Fusion 2015 on Monday, August 24th. HDI Contributes to the Largest One-Day Service Event in the State of Kentucky!Read More…



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Kentucky Obstetricians Receive Down Syndrome, Spina Bifida Resources From UK Human Development Institute and Partners

Published: August 27, 2015

During the week of Aug. 25, the University of Kentucky’s Human Development Institute (HDI)/National Center for Prenatal and Postnatal Resources and the Spina Bifida Association of Kentucky (SBAK) are mailing packets of accurate, evidence-based, current, and medically reviewed information about Down syndrome and spina bifida to nearly 400 obstetricians statewide.Kentucky Obstetricians Receive Down Syndrome, Spina Bifida Resources From UK Human Development Institute and PartnersRead More…



First HDI Fund for Excellence Grants Selected!

Published: August 20, 2015

HDI’s Fund for Excellence Endowment was established to develop critically needed programs, services or products for which funding is currently not available. We are pleased to announce that the review committee has selected three proposals submitted by HDI staff in our first round of Fund For Excellence grant competition.  First HDI Fund for Excellence Grants Selected!Read More…



Community Conversation: Engaging Diverse Local Communities

Published: August 17, 2015

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities will be featuring HDI’s Christina Espinosa and Walt Bower, PhD discussing how to engage diverse communities with disability policy issues on Tuesday, August 25, 20153:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET. Register here to learn how to improve practices for including everyone.

AUCD’s Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint team hosts a community conversation for UCEDDs and LENDs to engage in open dialogue about the challenges they face in services, programs, and recruitment related to diversity and inclusion. This is an opportunity to also share strategies to better improve practices as well as the operational and infrastructure considerations to support those practices. This conversation on engaging diverse local communities will be facilitated by Christina Espinosa and Walt Bower, PhD. Barbara Wheeler, PhD, will also bring her expertise to react and respond to the conversation and questions.

This webinar is free and will be archived.



Fall Seminar: Self-Regulation in Young Children

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Join us for the first presentation in our Fall Seminar series on Friday, September 11, 2015  from 1:00 – 3:00pm ET to learn more about helping young children develop self-regulation skills. Occupational therapist, Julie Kraska OT/L, will discuss strategies to develop those skills that can make it easier for children to take turns, make friends, adapt to school and home routines, follow classroom rules, and problem solve. If you are spending hours in a day attempting to calm a child, you may have a child with self-regulation difficulties and benefit from this presentation.  Register today to watch the presentation live at the UK Coldstream Research Campus Human Development Training Room or via live videoconferencing to sites around the state. To become a remote site or for help registering, contact walt.bower@uky.edu.

You can also download a flyer to print and share: Fall15Self-regulationFlyer. Details about more seminars to come soon …



Educators: Register for HDI Fall trainings to set up peer networks and peer supports in your school!

Published: August 4, 2015

Dear Special Education Directors,

The Kentucky Peer Support/Network Project announces a revised training schedule for school teams at locations throughout the state this Fall, as listed below. School teams will learn about setting up Peer Supports (in inclusive classrooms) and Peer Networks (outside the classroom) for students with significant disabilities. The intent of the project is to expand learning and participation in inclusive activities — across classroom and extracurricular settings — for students with significant disabilities, while laying the foundation for genuine friendships between students with and without disabilities

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