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Dr. Kathleen Sheppard-Jones Named Director of UK Human Development Institute

Published: February 25, 2016

We are excited to share that the University of Kentucky Office of the Vice President for Research has appointed Dr. Kathy Sheppard-Jones as the new director of the Human Development Institute (HDI), a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at UK.Dr. Kathleen Sheppard-Jones Named Director of UK Human Development InstituteRead More…



Walt Bower at the state capital

874k Rally at State Capitol

Published: February 22, 2016

By Marchelle Juliao

Eight hundred seventy-four thousand people have identified as having a disability that interferes with their activities of daily living in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. On January 26th, 2016, I had the opportunity to attend the 874K Rally held at the State’s Capitol in Frankfort. The rally is held annually and is comprised of individuals with disabilities, their families, providers, individuals that advocate for those with disabilities, as well as the organizations that represent individuals with disabilities.  874k Rally at State CapitolRead More…



Kentucky Sibling Leadership Network Conference: “Denial is NOT a River in Egypt”

Published: February 2, 2016

Register for the Kentucky Sibling Leadership Network Conference on Saturday, March 19, 2016 to learn more about topics for siblings that are too often ignored or avoided, including the importance of planning for the future, services and informal supports, supported decision making and guardianship, supplemental and special needs trusts, and the Able Act.Kentucky Sibling Leadership Network Conference: “Denial is NOT a River in Egypt”Read More…