Projects for Adults

Supported Higher Education Project
The Supported Higher Education Project of Kentucky is based on the understanding that education for all students is a lifelong endeavor. For too long, students with intellectual disabilities have been overlooked as their peers have graduated from high school and moved on to postsecondary settings.

Postsecondary Inclusion Partnership
The Postsecondary Inclusion Partnership (PIP) is a model demonstration project aimed at including students with intellectual and other developmental disabilities in postsecondary education.In our first year, the Project will center on ten students attending or seeking to attend Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC). 

Belonging in the Community
Belonging collaborates with the Kentucky Division of Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities on activities that promote success for Kentuckians with disabilities. The Core Indicators Project seeks to develop and improve upon performance indicators of services for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Hope for Tomorrow
In collaboration with UK's Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, HDI has received a grant from the Retirement Research Foundation to assist older families of adults with developmental disabilities to assist them in actively planning for their adult child's future. With the assistance of parent mentors who themselves have successfully initiated plans for their son or daughter, Hope for Tomorrow will provide information to families on accessing services, estate planning issues, and planning for the future.

Kentucky Migrant Farmworkers with Disabilities Employment Partnership
Kentucky citizens with disabilities benefit from supported employment services. This program promotes the implementation and expansion of supported employment services through statewide training, technical assistance and collaborative efforts.

Kentucky Supported Employment Training Project
Kentucky's Supported Employment Training Project provides support for professionals who in turn support people with disabilities with finding good jobs. Our workis sponsored by the Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation and the Kentucky Division of Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities.

Dartmouth Supported Employment Project
The purpose of the Dartmouth Supported Employment Project is to implement evidence based Supported Employment for people with serious mental illness. The goal is to develop high-fidelity supported employment services and to increase access to these services for adults with serious mental illness throughout the commonwealth, and to improve the overall employment rate for individuals who want to work.

Kentucky Transition Signal
The Kentucky Transition Signal is an interagency collaborative effort between 21 different state agencies. Fiscal support for the Collaborative comes from the Kentucky Department of Education, Division of Exceptional Children. The mission of the Kentucky Transition Signal is to assist students with disabilities and their families in making a successful transition from school to adult life.

Kentucky Resident Training Program in Rehabilitation Technology
The Kentucky Resident Training Program in Rehabilitation Technology is a collaborative five-year training project between HDI, the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Department of Medicine, University of Louisville School of Medicine. As a part of the training, residents in physical medicine/ rehabilitation at both UK and U of L will not only learn rehabilitation technology (RT), but will have a month long rotation in which they will have a variety of opportunities for application of RT, primarily in vocational and rural/agricultural rehabilitation throughout the Commonwealth. This will provide cutting-edge training to resident physicians, and direct, tangible benefits to citizens in the state.