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HDI Fund for Excellence Awarded for Rural Clinic Assessment for Accessibility Project

Published: October 28, 2016

Congratulations to HDI’s Christina Espinosa Bard who recently received the HDI Fund for Excellence award to engage in a “Rural Clinic Assessment for Accessibility Project”!

Nearly 30% of Kentuckians have a disability, which is the 6th highest prevalence in the nation (CDC, 2014, 2015). Adults with disabilities in the Commonwealth are more likely to experience negative health outcomes, including high blood pressure, obesity, inactivity and smoking. Health care for persons with disabilities are sparse and often poorly coordinated, the availability and quality of which can vary geographically, particularly in rural Appalachian Kentucky.HDI Fund for Excellence Awarded for Rural Clinic Assessment for Accessibility ProjectRead More…



UK HDI and Southeast ADA Center Renew Partnership to Provide ADA Guidance

Published: October 18, 2016

The Human Development Institute at the University of Kentucky and the Southeast ADA Center, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University, have renewed their partnership to provide information and guidance on Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act to employers, people with disabilities, federal contractors, families, and service providers throughout the southeast United States.UK HDI and Southeast ADA Center Renew Partnership to Provide ADA GuidanceRead More…



New Agreement Opens Up Dual Enrollment for High School Students with Disabilities

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The University of Kentucky Human Development Institute and the Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation have entered into a new agreement to pilot a dual/concurrent enrollment project for students receiving free and appropriate education under IDEA. The Dual Enrollment Pilot Project (DEPP) will develop dual enrollment projects for students on five college campuses in Kentucky. These projects will represent, to the greatest extent possible, both geographic and institutional diversity.New Agreement Opens Up Dual Enrollment for High School Students with DisabilitiesRead More…



Fall Seminar: “Beyond Curb Cuts: Universal Design for Learning”

Published: October 10, 2016

“With the diversity in the world today, it is more crucial than ever that we incorporate universal design into our environments. Through the implementation of universal design for learning we can benefit all learners for their entire educational experience, including individuals with disabilities. What is universal design for learning? How can we benefit all learners? Where does accessibility come in? Join us in the discussion.” — by Deb Castiglione (UDL seminar presenter)

Join us in person or online for our Fall Seminar series on Friday, October 14, 2016 from 1:00 – 3:00p ET to learn more about “Beyond Curb Cuts: Universal Design for Learning.” Learn more from experts Deb Castiglione, EdD, ATP,  and Melinda Jones Ault, Ph.D. The seminar will be held at the Human Development Institute Training Room on the UK Coldstream Research Campus. A link to the live video stream of the seminar will be sent to registrants.

Click here to register for the seminar. For help registering, contact walt.bower@uky.edu.

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HDI Contributes to Southeast ADA Center Moneywise Conference in Atlanta about Financial Opportunities for People with Disabilities

Published: October 6, 2016

Conference Speaker Christopher Coleman, “Unconfined” Motivational Speaker, Author and Life Coach. Photo by Andy Meredith.

HDI’s Barry Whaley worked alongside colleagues from the Southeast ADA Center of Friday, September 23 to host a full day conference: “The Moneywise: Financial Opportunities for People with Disabilities” at The Frazer Center in Atlanta. About 60 people attended the conference to learn about pursuing their financial and career aspirations; accessing financial, small business, educational, medical, and housing opportunities; and maximizing government benefits and establishing ABLE accounts. HDI Contributes to Southeast ADA Center Moneywise Conference in Atlanta about Financial Opportunities for People with DisabilitiesRead More…



HDI Fund for Excellence Awarded for Innovative Techniques to Assess the Effectiveness of KY Healthcare Program

Published: October 5, 2016

HDI’s Tony LoBianco and Chithra Adams, as well as Pat Kitzman with the college of Health Sciences, recently received the HDI Fund for Excellence award to examine “Using Propensity Score Matching to assess effectiveness of health navigators on outcomes for stroke patients.” Heart disease and strokes, which are often linked to disabilities, occur more frequently in Appalachian Kentucky. In addition, “Rehabilitation providers have noted that people with disabilities in rural areas are at increased risk of secondary complications due to a lack of access to specialized support services and limited healthcare provider knowledge about neurological impairments.” Therefore, the Kentucky Care Coordination for Community Transitions (KC3T) program trains lay community health  “navigators” to support the transition of individuals with stroke and their caregivers.HDI Fund for Excellence Awarded for Innovative Techniques to Assess the Effectiveness of KY Healthcare ProgramRead More…