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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
Human Development Institute, 2010
Those who compiled and updated the information in this guide invite readers to take a second look at its title. In previous editions, it was assumed that it's called "Those of Us Disabled" but this time it is not because it is meant to make the reader think about how the label of disability is used and misused. The last word of the title…
Descriptors: Guides, Human Services, Public Agencies, Mental Retardation
Human Development Institute, 2010
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 main focus of this manual is to provide easy-to-read…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Program Descriptions, Eligibility, Criteria
Human Development Institute, 2008
This manual was designed primarily for use by individuals with developmental disabilities and related conditions. The main focus of this manual is to provide easy-to-read information concerning available resources, and to provide immediate contact information for the purpose of applying for resources and/or locating additional information. The…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Community Resources, Educational Resources, Family Financial Resources
Human Development Institute, 2008
Recreation is any voluntary activity that is enjoyable and fun. Recreation refreshes, revitalizes and improves a person's quality of life. Consider some recreation activity you may have an interest in. Suppose you are interested in gardening but have never tried it. Let's take a look at how you can learn about it, do it, and in the process get…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Quality of Life, Recreation, Recreational Activities
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