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Rojas, Joanne; Logsdon, Corlia – Human Development Institute, 2020
Human development is built on transition. Each progression from infancy to childhood to adolescence to adulthood is a series of smaller developmental transitions that occur in individual minds and bodies over time. Early childhood is particularly full of social and emotional transitions that occur because of external circumstances. Navigating…
Descriptors: Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Change
Abell, Michael; Pope, Jeremy – Human Development Institute, 2020
Nationally, as well as in Kentucky, the growing challenges and responsibilities faced by Directors of Special Education (e.g., DoSEs) and early childhood coordinators are daunting (Bellamy & Iwaszuk, 2017). The need to deliver high quality services to infants, toddlers, and youth with disabilities places a premium on highly skilled local…
Descriptors: Special Education, Administrators, Labor Turnover, Coordinators
Wu, Rongxiu; Corbin, Amanda; Goldstein, Penina; Adams, Chithra; Rumrill, Phillip; Bishop, Malachy; Sheppard-Jones, Kathy – Human Development Institute, 2019
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the most common neurological disorders in the world, and it is increasing in incidence and prevalence in the United States. Some 10,000 new cases of MS are diagnosed each year in the US (Kalb, 2016). Initial symptoms are most often evident during early adulthood, typically between the ages of 20 and 50 (Kalb,…
Descriptors: Reentry Workers, Unemployment, Neurological Impairments, Employment Patterns
Human Development Institute, 2019
This manual was designed primarily for use by individuals with developmental disabilities and related conditions. It is hoped that it is also useful for families, as well as service coordinators and providers who directly assist families and individuals with developmental disabilities. The focus of this manual is to provide easy-to-read…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Disabilities, Children, Health Services
Logsdon, Patti; Samudre, Mark; Kleinert, Harold – Human Development Institute, 2018
Research shows that making friends can be especially hard for students with significant disabilities. Peer support arrangements and peer networks are evidence-based interventions that involve identifying and equipping a group of peers to provide ongoing support to individual students with significant disabilities in or outside of the classroom.…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Peer Groups, Networks, Intervention
Adams, Chithra; Corbin, Amanda; O'Hara, Luke; Sheppard-Jones, Kathleen; Bishop, Malachy – Human Development Institute, 2018
In this research brief we present the results of a recent needs assessment evaluating the advocacy-based needs for Kentuckians with developmental disabilities and their families. Results highlight the different levels and types of supports needed to build self-advocacy capacity and to inform effective planning and services and the individual,…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Advocacy, Developmental Disabilities, Capacity Building
Adams, Chithra; Kleinert, Harold; Sheppard-Jones, Kathy; Corbin, Amanda; Bishop, Malachy – Human Development Institute, 2017
Young adults with disabilities face multiple challenges in obtaining successful post-school employment outcomes. This situation has remained relatively unchanged despite nearly 25 years of federal attention to the issue, including mandated transition services and a series of additional significant legislative responses. KentuckyWorks is a…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Severe Disabilities
Human Development Institute, 2016
This manual was designed primarily for use by individuals with developmental disabilities and related conditions. It is hoped that it is also useful for families, as well as service coordinators and providers who directly assist families and individuals with developmental disabilities. The focus of this manual is to provide easy-to-read…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Disabilities, Guides, Children
Mevoli, K.; Tanner, A.; Adams, C.; Rhodes, A.; Warren, T.; Sherif, V. – Human Development Institute, 2016
As a part of their strategic long term planning process, the Commonwealth Council for Developmental Disabilities (CCDD), Kentucky Protection & Advocacy (KPA), and the Human Development Institute (HDI) at the University of Kentucky developed a survey to identify areas of high need for people with disabilities in the state. This research brief…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Surveys, Needs Assessment, Stakeholders
McKay, David; Banner, Rebekah; Sherif, Victoria; Rhodes, Alice – Human Development Institute, 2015
The Supported Higher Education Program (SHEP), administered by the Human Development Institute at the University of Kentucky, was one of the funded Transition Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (TPSIDs). SHEP's central goal was to support students with intellectual disabilities toward a meaningful post-secondary education…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Intellectual Disability, Longitudinal Studies, Case Studies
Kleinert, Harold L.; Sheppard-Jones, Kathy – Human Development Institute, 2014
Kentucky has been focused upon improving outcomes for individuals receiving Supports for Community Living (SCL) Waiver services. SCL is the state's residential Medicaid developmental disabilities waiver; the SCL waiver provides a broad array of services for waiver recipients (residential, supported employment, transportation, community access,…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Social Services, Intellectual Disability, Quality of Life
Sheppard-Jones, Kathy; Butler, Laura Smith; Prout, H. Thompson – Human Development Institute, 2014
Kentucky's National Core Indicators project exists to develop a set of data elements that are used to report, on a statewide and national basis, the quality of services supporting people with disabilities. This is accomplished in Kentucky by performing a minimum of 400 direct interviews with consumers and their families annually. Collected data…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Interviews, Quality of Life, Employment Level
Human Development Institute, 2013
This updated manual was designed primarily for use by individuals with developmental disabilities and related conditions. It is hoped that it is also useful for families, as well as service coordinators and providers who directly assist families and individuals with developmental disabilities. The main focus of this manual is to provide…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Program Descriptions, Eligibility, Criteria
LoBianco, Tony; Kleinert, Harold L. – Human Development Institute, 2013
Young adults with disabilities face multiple challenges in obtaining successful post-school outcomes. In a National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 report, Wagner, Newman, Cameto, Garza, and Levine (2005) found that for former students with disabilities, 70% had engaged in paid employment since leaving high school, though only 40% were employed at…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Young Adults, High School Graduates, Employment Level
Gooden, Caroline; Kearns, Jacqui – Human Development Institute, 2013
Learning communication is one of the major developmental tasks in early childhood. Few tasks in early childhood are as important for children as being able to communicate with the people in their world to have their needs met. This also includes gaining skills to understand and express thoughts, feelings and information. Understanding…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Young Children, Early Childhood Education, Evaluation Methods
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