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Human Development Institute

University Center for
Excellence in Disabilities

For Individuals and Families

Below is a summary of resources and services HDI offers for people with developmental disabilities and their families — ranging from before before birth to adulthood. This list includes resources from HDI, as well as other organizations, about important topics such as advocacy, early childhood, education, employment, health, recreation, transition, and transportation.

Resources for Individuals and Families


Advocacy

Prenatal and Postnatal

Find the following resources offered by the National Center for Prenatal and Postnatal Resources for new and expectant parents learning about a genetic condition:

Early Childhood

Get free child care referrals from the following services offered by Child Care Aware/Partnership for Early Childhood Services (https://www.kentuckypartnership.org) and Benefind (https://benefind.ky.gov/kccps)

  • Speak to the Child Care Aware parent referral specialist by calling (877) 316-3552 Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM.
  • Visit Benefind’s online database to find a child care provider in your area, their setting for services, their ALL Stars rating, and to find facility based information, such as licensing reports and deficiencies.
  • Visit Benefind to learn if you qualify for financial assistance for child care

Education

Employment

Health

Recreation

General

Transition

Transportation