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Abstract The Human Development Institute (HDI) at the University of Kentucky is Kentucky’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. The goal of our UCEDD five year funding proposal to the Administration on Disabilities is aimed at building inclusive communities, addressing inequities and improving the lives of people with disabilities and their families throughout the lifespan. The four cohesive objectives that help us achieve this goal represent each of the UCEDD Core Functions: 1) Interdisciplinary Preservice and Continuing Education, 2) Community Services, 3) Research, and 4) Information Dissemination. Individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, our Consumer Advisory Council, and strong interagency and community collaborations play an integral role in each of our Core objectives. Our meaningful and positive outcomes include:1) increased numbers of trainees and continuing education participants who have the knowledge and attitudes to provide high quality services to people with developmental disabilities and their families, 2) increased service capacity, 3) research findings that lead to changes in systems, practice and policy, are translated into practice or policy, and/or lead to adoption of evidence-based practices, 4) increased number and quality of accessible products, and 5) improved life outcomes for people with developmental disabilities. Our approach uses a universal design framework for products and training delivery. Our products are accessible, varied and intended to reach broad and underserved audiences and provide timely access to information to improve services and results. Our approach complements the plans of partners, including our state’s Developmental Disabilities Network and Consortium. Core funding is used to substantially leverage the funds needed to achieve our Five Year Goals.
Effective start/end date7/1/236/30/28


  • Administration for Community Living: $620,675.00


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