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Human Development Institute

University Center for
Excellence in Disabilities

HDI Community Training Event

A Brief History of Developmental Disabilities

Date: October 19, 2018

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM EST

Presenters: Jeff Edwards, Director of the Kentucky Protection & Advocacy Division; Mark Newton, Self-advocate, educator, organizer, and former member of the Protection and Advocacy Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board; Heather Bava, Panel Participant; Harold Kleinert, Director Emeritus, University of Kentucky, Human Development Institute

Continuing Education Units: This program is presented in conjunction with the Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. CRC credit hours are pending for Rehabilitation Counseling. Continuing Education credits are approved for Effective Instructional Leadership (EILA).

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Location: UK Coldstream Research Campus Human Development Institute Training Room 1525 Bull Lea Road, Lexington KY 40511

This seminar will address a brief history of developmental disabilities in our state since 1970, with a particular focus on where we have been, where we are now, and future challenges. The Director of the KY Protection & Advocacy Division, a self-advocate and former member of the Protection and Advocacy Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board, a panel participant, and the Director Emeritus of the Human Development Institute will share stories that have shaped their own lives and careers, and what they have learned from those experiences. The power of personal stories in creating inclusive communities, and in driving broader systems change, will be shared.

Learning Objectives:
1. Develop an understanding of the significant progress achieved in the past 50 years for persons with developmental disabilities.
2. Learn how shared stories can have an impact on systemic change.
3. Become familiar with key challenges to sustaining the progress we have made.