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Human Development Institute

University Center for
Excellence in Disabilities

HDI Community Training Event

Emerging Disabilities

Date: November 1, 2019

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM EST

Presenters: Kathy Sheppard-Jones, Andy Imparato, Phillip Rumrill

Continuing Education Units: This program is presented in conjunction with the Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. CRC credit hours are pending for Rehabilitation Counseling.

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

Disability is an abstract concept, and the landscape is changing, both in terms of disabilities and in societal response to emerging disabilities. This has implications across systems, including early childhood, education, workforce, health care and aging. Kathy Sheppard-Jones, Andy Imparato, and Phil Rumrill will provide an overview of several emerging disabilities (e.g. autoimmune disorders, mental health, opioid use disorders) and will also explore the notion of emerging disabilities from a state and national workforce context.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify emerging disabilities.
  2. Increase awareness of societal response to emerging disabilities and their effect on people with disabilities.
  3. Consider policy implications and possibilities across systems.