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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
Interdisciplinary Human Development Institute, 2002
The Kentucky Early Childhood Transition Project (KECTP) was funded in 1992 by the Kentucky Department of Education and later expanded with support from the Kentucky Early Intervention System, to provide training and technical assistance to local communities in the state of Kentucky on effective transitions. KECTP was an outgrowth of Project STEPS,…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Community, Training, Technical Assistance